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We are working to replace 660m of water mains in Brading on the Isle of Wight to reduce the risk of bursts and ensure we can continue to provide a constant supply of high quality drinking water to our customers.
Work to lay the new pipe began in January 2017. It will include the renewal of water mains in Old Morton Road, Hadrians Way and Claredon Close.
A combination of traditional 'open cut' techniques will be used alongside advanced 'no-dig' technology to lay the new pipe.
There will be some traffic management, which include temporary traffic lights and road closures. We will provide plenty of notice for customers regarding traffic management plans before the work begins.
Update - 18 May, 2017
All our new pipes undergo stringent testing and commissioning before being put into permanent use.
While most pass these tests first time, there are occasions when we need to return to make further checks and adjustments. We’ll also be carrying out further reinstatement work to the road surface.
This will delay our completion date, which is now scheduled for 5 June 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
What's still to be done?
Works to install the new water main will continue before pressure and chlorine tests can be carried out. Final mains connections will then need to be made before homes are connected to the new water main.
Normal working hours will continue to be between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, although there may be days when work begins later or concludes earlier to ensure we get the work completed as quickly as we can.
Below is a map showing the proposed route of the new water main.
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