Swift progress on a project to install more than a kilometre of water main will see the final stage begin ahead of schedule.

South East Water planned to begin working in Newnham Lane, Hook, on Monday 17th February.

The work forms part of the company’s project to protect tap water supplies in the area by replacing an ageing water main which has come to the end of its working life.

However, work in Crown Lane has finished early, meaning the company’s contractor will now begin working in Newnham Lane on Monday 10th February.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager, said: “We always work as quickly and safely as possible to minimise disruption to our customers.

“I’m pleased with the progress of this vital project and I’m glad we can begin the final phase of the work earlier than planned.”

New water main has already been laid in Newnham Road, Tylney Lane and Crown Lane.

Once the final 120 metres of pipe has been installed in Newnham Lane, the company will connect customer properties to the new asset.

To protect motorists and pedestrians, Newnham Lane will be closed to passing traffic.

Jeremy continued: “I am sorry for any disruption the road closure causes but we must prioritise the safety of the public and our workforce.

“Please be assured that access to homes will be maintained at all times and all businesses in the area, including the public house, will be open as normal.”

For more information on the project visit corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/Newnham

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