Danehill residents learn more about upcoming water works
13 September 2017

A £980,000 scheme to replace two unreliable water mains in Danehill was discussed with local people at a drop-in session held last Thursday.

Residents spoke to the South East Water project team at a session held at Danehill Village Hall and asked questions about traffic management, access to properties and the route of the new pipes.

Work on the project will start on Monday 9 October with two new pipelines, both approximately 1.2 kilometres in length, laid along Freshfield Lane starting just north of the junction with Monteswood Lane.

The new water mains will replace the current part of the network which has reached the end of its working life. Previous bursts on these sections of pipe have caused severe disruption to residents and the new pipes will help to eliminate this problem.

To allow South East Water’s workforce to safely lay the new pipes, Freshfield Lane will be closed throughout the duration of the scheme.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “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 we work on the road.”

“A signed diversion route will be in place, as agreed with the highways authority, and access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.”

The scheme forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme taking place between 2015 and 2020 and is expected to take around 25 weeks to complete.

Regular updates on the scheme can be found at www.southeastwater.co.uk/freshfieldlane