Thames Water hopes that sewer flooding which has blighted homes in Tilehurst will soon be a thing of the past after they announced they were nearly finished upgrading the size of sewer pipes in Hilden’s Drive, City Road, Longworth Avenue and Foxcombe Drive.

Homes in the above roads suffered at times of heavy rainfall as the sewer system simply could not cope. However thanks to a high-tech boring machine and the installation of new sewer pipes the project has been brought in three month ahead of schedule. The larger sewer pipes are now in situ and it’s only the resurfacing work which has to be done to complete the job.

The programme delivery manager for Thames Water, Peter Taylor said:

“We’re really grateful for the residents’ patience while we did this work. We’d like to thank them for their understanding and are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the road closure.

“Sewer flooding is utterly horrid and has no place in the 21st century and we’re pleased to have put in place a solution to help stop this from happening again.”

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