South East Water has revealed plans to install 485 metres of new main along Black Robin Lane and Covet Lane, Kingston to keep residents’ taps flowing for decades to come.

The existing drinking water pipe is made of cast iron by installing a new plastic pipe this will reduce the risk of bursting which causes disruption to the local community while repairs are made.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager for South East Water said: “It is crucial this section of cast iron main is replaced and residents in the area transferred on to the new plastic pipework to secure their drinking water supply.

“We will start work on 15 February and expect the project to be complete early June.

 “In order to maintain the safety of our workers and road users we will need to close Black Robin Lane for the duration of the project.

“Access to residents will be maintained throughout.”       

Covet Lane will be closed for one week at the start and end of the project and  multi-way traffic lights will also be used  at the Covet Lane, Black Robin Lane and Valley Road junction.

Jeremy continued: “I’d like to thank the residents of Kingston in advance for their patience while we carry out this critical work to maintain drinking water supplies.

“We know road closures can be an inconvenience, but once complete this project will reduce the amount of burst pipes and emergency repairs  

Updates on the project can be found on the company’s dedicated web page for the project:

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