Work on a major sewer upgrade in Botley is nearly complete, says Thames Water. The work has been undertaken to help reduce the chances of flooding in the locality and started in October 2011.

Sewer engineers are happy with the progress of the work and hope when the work is complete that the miserable conditions which 36 homes have had to cope with over the last five years will be eliminated.

The final phase of the work includes resurfacing in North Hinksey village and completion of the two mile sewer run.

The head of programme delivery at Thames Water, Andrew Popple said:

“It is essential we get this work done for the long-term benefit of Botley but we do appreciate it has been disruptive. We are asking people to bear with us while we enter the final phases of the work.

“The next phase will be to do the resurfacing work that needs to be done in North Hinksey village.”

When the work is completed on in North Hinksey village the drainage engineers will turn their attention to the 300 metres of sewer pipework which is left to lay. The £7m scheme, which includes the upscaling of various sewers, is expected to be completed by September.

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