Residents are already reaping the rewards of a major water network revamp in Newnham, Hook.

South East Water has laid more than 700 metres of pipe in Newnham Road, from the junction of Old School Road to the junction of Ridge Lane.

It forms part of the company’s significant investment into replacing more than a kilometre of burst-prone pipeline in the area.

Work in Newnham Road is now complete and the road closure, which was put in place to protect motorists and pedestrians, has been removed.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager, said: “I’m glad that our work in Newnham Road has gone well and has delivered the first phase of this project on time.

“All of the pipe has been laid in Newnham Road and we have connected customers to the new main so they’ll be able to enjoy a secure drinking water supply.”

The company’s contractor began working on the second phase of the scheme, in Ridge Lane, on Thursday, November 7.

Ridge Lane has been closed to passing traffic but access to homes and businesses will be maintained. A clearly-signed diversion route is in place.

Jeremy continued: “I’m really sorry for any disruption this road closure may cause but we need to ensure pedestrians and motorists are protected from our working area.

“We’ll work as quickly and safely as possible and you can visit our website for regular updates.”

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