Wessex Water has just completed work on a new sewer system in Edington. The work, which cost the company £2m, is the largest project undertaken by the water company over the last year and included connecting 75 properties to the mains sewage system to stop pollution incidents.
The small village near Bridgwater had only 25% its properties connected to the mains sewer system before the project started. But after Wessex Water laid over 2,300m of new pipes, 75 more properties have been connected.
The project included adding a new storm tank and the addition of sewer along Broadmead Lane, Church Road, Broadway and Holywell Road.
The site manager for the scheme, John Phillips, stated:
“This was a challenging scheme which involved using specialist equipment to remove rock discovered below ground so that the new sewers could be laid.
“Workers also had to contend with heavy snowfall at the beginning of the year but thankfully due to their persistence and cooperation from local residents we were still able to complete the scheme on time.”
The water company provided regular updates to Edington parish council throughout the scheme.
Peter Holt, Edington parish councillor stated:
“Before this scheme took place we had problems with pollution in the village so this work was essential to ensure Edington’s sewerage network is fit for the 21st century.”