Essential project to replace burst prone pipe in Hook to get underway
19 June 2017

A £149,000 scheme to replace a section of water pipe that has burst several times in recent years is set to get underway this month.

Work on the project, which will see a new 540-metre stretch of water pipeline laid north of Whitehall, Hook and continue along Odiham Road up to its junction with Potbridge Lane, will begin on Monday 26 June.

For the safety of the public and the company’s workforce, this section of road will be closed for the duration of the work and a diversion via the A287 and A30 will be in place.

South East Water Project Manager, Jeremy Dufour, said: “It is unacceptable to us that homes in the area go without water when the pipes burst which is why we plan to upgrade this section of pipe.

“We know roadworks can be frustrating to motorists and the local community. The decision to close a road is not taken lightly but this is the only way we can ensure that pedestrians, motorists and our contractor are kept safe while this work takes place.”

Jeremy added: “I would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation while this important work takes place and ask motorists to follow the clearly signed diversion route on site.”

Access to properties and businesses will be maintained at all times and details of the road closure and diversion route will be clearly signposted throughout the scheme.

The scheme, which is expected to be complete by the middle of September, forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme taking place between 2015 and 2020.

Regular updates on the scheme can be found at