Work on a 1,200 metre section of sewer will start at the end of October as drainage engineers strive to stop sewer flooding in Kingsley Common.

Thames Water say that the work will take approximately three months to complete, but when done will significantly reduce the chance of flooding in the area. They will open a drop-in centre at The Kingsley Centre on Tuesday the 11th of October for those residents who want to find out more.

As Kingsley common is a conservation area, the waste water firm have had to apply for special permission to lay the 125mm sewer pipe.

Thames Water head of programme delivery, Nick Fawcett, stated:

“We are sorry in advance for any disruption to customers caused by this must-do work to make Kingsley Common’s sewer network fit for purpose.

“Sewer flooding is unacceptable and has no place in the 21st century, which is why we are committed to putting an end to it. Between now and 2015 we are investing £350m in tackling sewer flooding across our London and Thames Valley region.”

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