A new Thames Water scheme to upgrade the sewer network in Chertsey has just got underway. The London drainage company will replace around 1.7km of sewer over the next seven months with pipes being increased in size to the new 300mmm standard.

The project, which is costing £1.6m, will reduce the risk of flooding at times of heavy rainfall. The work started on the 16th of February and is expected to be completed sometime during August.

The programme delivery manager at Thames Water, Antony Rippon said:

“We are sorry for any disruption to customers caused by this must-do work that will help make the sewer network fit for purpose for the future.

“Flooding from faulty sewer pipes is disgusting. It has no place in the 21st century, which is why we are committed to putting an end to it.

“We understand works of this nature can be disruptive. We would like to assure residents that we will do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as quickly as we can.”

The new sewer will run along the length of Staines road from the Twynersh public house through Chilsey Road and from Cowley Avenue to Riversdell Close before crossing the park to Free Prea Road.

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