A scheme to replace just over two kilometres of water main in Shalfleet is nearly complete.
Southern Water has laid new pipes in roads including the A3054, Fleet Way, Warlands Lane, Mill Road and Church Lane, ensuring customers in the area continue to receive a reliable supply of top quality drinking water.
Construction, being carried out by contractor Clancy Docwra, started in April and is due to complete in the next few days.
Southern Water Project Manager Peter Simmons said:
“I’m delighted to be putting the finishing touches to this scheme to replace old pipes with more durable ones. This will reduce the risk of bursts, leaks and interruptions to customers’ water supply.
“I’d like to thank the people of Shalfleet for their patience while we carried out the work.”
The scheme was part of a wider programme to replace 23km of water mains in the South East in 2013/14, and 256km between 2010 and 2015 – the equivalent of laying pipework from Brighton to Nottingham.