Southern Water has just started new sewerage works in the Southsea area. The new works will see 3km of old sewerage pipes replaced as part of the waste water company’s sewer renovation programme.
The work commenced on the 1st of August, with CCTV surveys initially taking place. Replacement of the sewerage pipes will commence in September. Local businesses and residents have been contacted regarding the works and will be kept updated as the works progress.
Most work in the area will be done using trenchless technology, so disruption because of excavation will be kept to a minimum.
The waste water Infrastructure Project Manager for Southern Water, Lee Hooper, stated:
“We’re delighted to be starting this essential scheme. Our priority is to complete the scheme with as little disruption to the community as possible.”
Most of the work will be carried out by drainage contractor Clancy Docwra, who will be working closely with Portsmouth City Council to minimise disruption. Estimations for the time taken to replace the sewer put the work at approximately six months to complete.