Residents of Borden have been attending a South East Water drop-in session at the Parish Hall to hear about plans to replace a burst prone water main running through the village.
The £520,000 scheme will replace a three-inch pipeline in Pond Farm Road and Wises Lane that has burst 25 times in the last five years and 14 times since 2015, with larger pipe which can withstand high water pressures and deliver a more resilient drinking water supply for the future.
South East Water's Project Manager Jeremy Dufour told SFM News: "There have been a high number of customer contacts and complaints over bust pipes in Borden in recent years and the situation is now critical requiring replacement of the old water main. We are also taking the opportunity to increase the capacity of the local network to further safeguard future supplies of top quality drinking water to our customers."
The replacement water main work is expected to take 25 weeks although engineers hope to complete the project earlier by drilling the new pipeline rather than cutting open trenches in the road surface.
Traffic diversions will be in place at Pond Farm Road, then Wises Lane, as work gets underway.
Construction is due to start early next year and as soon as the company has a confirmed date they will be advising us.
For further information and for the road diversion map please click here.