VIDEO: APPLEY REPAIRS WILL TAKE ‘SEVERAL WEEKS’ WITH TEMPORARY PIPE TO BE INSTALLED

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Work to repair a collapsed 1-metre wide sewer, which has led to a large sinkhole developing at Appley, will take several weeks to complete, according to Southern Water.

The utility company says that engineers have been working hard on the situation since Monday, with temporary pumps and tankers drafted in from the mainland. However, due to the depth and complex nature of the repair, the work will take several weeks to complete.

It’s said that the collapsed sewer carries all of Ryde’s wastewater and stormwater – a critical part of the infrastructure allowing residents to use the bathroom.

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From Monday, a temporary pipe is to be laid along the sea wall to allow pumps and tankers to be stood down. Pedestrian access will be maintained though.

In a statement, a spokesperson has said:

“The 1 metre wide sewer pipe carries all of Ryde’s wastewater and storm water, so tankers and temporary pumps have been drafted in to maintain flow. These are critical to helping us to maintain wastewater services, and ensure local residents and businesses can continue to use all kitchen and bathroom facilities as normal.

“Due to the depth and complex nature of the required repair of the sewer and resulting surrounding hole, which will take several weeks, a more permanent solution is our next priority – with a pipe being laid to divert flow around affected area so that we can stand down all tankers and pumps. This will start week of 1 February and will sit along the beach wall so that it is out the way of work in the main area. The popular footpath will remain open.

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“We recognise the disruption this has caused locally and apologise to those affected. We wish to reassure customers that we are working to rectify the issue as quickly as possible and thank them for their patience and for giving our frontline workers the safe distance they need to carry out their work safely”.

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Cynical Cathy
Cynical Cathy
27 days ago

Sh*t innit

J D
J D
Reply to  Cynical Cathy
27 days ago

sounds like its mostly storm water and waste water. the sh*t would presumably be removed at a treatment works.
I think you may mean “in it” as in inside the pipe. Or perhaps you forgot some letters and punctuation and you mean “isn’t it”

Zorbeck
Zorbeck
Reply to  J D
27 days ago

J D, you Sir, appear to be over qualified to speak on such matters when I read your many ultra left wing postings on here.

Perhaps you could pass on some of your knowledge to those at the bottom of the hole, best get them to beef up the effluent pumps first though.

J D
J D
Reply to  Zorbeck
27 days ago

or perhaps I could simply ignore the trolls. But then troll baiting is such fun. My posts generally take the view that helping people is a good thing. Quite how that is “ultra left wing” I have absolultely no idea. I would certainly rather speak my mind than let some of the frankly disgusting postings on here go unchallenged. You know the sort of thing I mean – people saying others shouldnt be allowed to have kids, people saying that parents should be able to feed their own kids rather than relying on foodbanks whilst ignoring the fact that people had no need for foodbanks until Tory cuts took hold. I am quite happy with what I have to say. I am disgusted at what some others seem to think, and frankly amazed that some others get away with posting paranoid conspiracy theories – but then given who runs this… Read more »

Tom
Tom
27 days ago

Best to be done now than in the summer.

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