The first phase of a burst-prone, wartime water main replacement project has completed ahead of schedule.
South East Water revealed its work in Lower Road, Teynham, finished six weeks earlier than anticipated.
Project Manager, Jeremy Dufour said: “I’m glad we have been able to complete phase one well ahead of schedule.
“Our contractor, Clancy Docwra, has worked extremely hard to complete the water main replacement project much earlier than planned.
“By replacing the old main with modern pipes designed to last a lifetime, we’re helping to avoid the disruption caused by burst pipes in the future.
“We’ve also future-proofed our network by increasing the size of the pipes, adding more flexibility to our network.”
The company’s contractor will begin work on the second phase in January 2020. This section will take place between the junctions of Station Road and Claxfield Road along the A2 London Road and is expected to take 9 months to complete.
Jeremy continued: “The storage area we used for the duration of our work in Lower Road will remain in place to help support the next phase which starts in January on London Road/A2.
“I’d like to thank the residents for their patience throughout the duration of our work in Lower Road.”
The company is replacing a total of 1.4 kilometres of aging pipeline in the area.
It forms part of South East Water’s £424 million investment into its network between 2015 and 2020.
Residents can keep up to date with the scheme at https://corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/about-us/teynham-water-main-replacement/
Find out more about future water work using the company’s interactive map https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/southeastwater