South East Water is investing £400,000 in upgrading Marden’s drinking water network, improving water pressure in the area for decades to come.

The water company will begin laying a new one kilometre long pipeline in Milebush Lane, Battle Lane, Goudhurst Road and Thorn Road from 13 April.

The project is expected to take 18 weeks to complete.

Matthew Cooper, Project Manager for South East Water, said: “This new water main will improve the water pressure for residents in the village and follows a series of investigations undertaken last summer which looked into how best to improve the area’s water network resilience.

“We will be carrying out this work in phases in order to minimise disruption and to maintain the safety of road users, the public and our workforce.

“We are starting in Milebush Lane on 13 April and will be working under a road closure and two-way traffic lights until 15 May.

“Further work is planned in Goudhurst Road, Battle Lane and Thorn Road and we will update residents and our website with more information on these phases nearer the time.

“We know road closures can be disruptive and I’d like to thank the residents of Marden in advance for their patience while we carry out this essential work.”

Division routes, which have been agreed with Kent County Council Highways will be clearly signed for the duration of the scheme with access to properties maintained.

Updates on the project can be found on the company’s dedicated web page for the project: https://corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/Marden2021

This work forms part of the company’s £433 million investment programme between 2020 and 2025.

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