Thames Water has started work on the replacement of a sewage pipe in Mortimer which has burst a number of times over the last few years.

The pipe in question, in Tun Bridge, has experienced problems four times over the last five years and will be repaired using the latest ‘no-dig’ technology.

The existing pipe will be repaired using a 300 metre length of pipe liner, which should put an end to the recent problems.

The capital delivery manager for Thames Water stated:

“There is no place for sewer flooding, and we’re all too aware of the inconvenience caused when a pipe, such as this one, bursts. The aim of this project is to put an end to all that.

“We will lay the new pipe using ‘no dig’ technology, which avoids having to dig an open trench along the entire stretch of the road. The majority of our work will be carried out in nearby fields, although there will be some work on The Street.

“We’re in a hurry to complete this essential work before Christmas to give people peace of mind by preventing future bursts.”

No road closures will have to be made while the works are carried out and Thames Water hopes the works will be completed before the busy Christmas period.

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