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Water investment to replace ageing pipes

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An ageing and unreliable water pipe in Wadhurst in the UK that has been repaired 16 times in three years is about to be replaced in a £25,000 (€29,800) investment.
The project is to start to begin on Monday, 21 February, when South East Water will replace 175 metres of drinking water mains in the town.
Don Knight, regional works delivery manager Sussex for South East Water, said: “The existing main has suffered numerous bursts which have resulted in disruptive repairs, low pressure or no water for residents. As the local provider of drinking water direct to taps, this is unacceptable to us.
“As a result we are investing in the area to reduce the likelihood of problems occurring in the future by laying a new section of pipeline. This will protect top-quality drinking water supplies for the local community for years to come.”
Work is expected to take two weeks to complete and, as a safety precaution, roads will be closed in phases to through traffic while the work is taking place, with a diversion in operation.
He added: “Road closures are always a last resort but this is vital to ensure the safety of our team and the public while we install the new pipe. Our team will work as quickly and safely as possible to complete the project as soon as possible.
“I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and understanding while we carry out this essential work.”