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Highclere water main improvements

We are working to replace 3.6km of water mains in Highclere to reduce the risk of bursts and ensure we can continue to provide a constant supply of high quality drinking water to our customers.

We're working closely with the community to make sure any disruption is kept to a minimum.

We hope to finish the project in May this year.

All grass verges in the areas we've been working will be top-soiled and grass-seeded at the end of the project.

Update - April 20

Week commencing 24 April we will start to dig services and pressure test the new water main. This will start on Pantings Lane.

The holes we have dug at Tubb's Lane and Star Lane will be filled with a temporary cover. This is so we can reopen them for final testing of the water main.

Key information about this work:

  • To minimise traffic disruption we will install a rolling traffic light system on Andover Road and during peak hours the traffic lights will be manually operated to keep traffic flowing.
  • We expect the entire works to take around 30 weeks to complete. Normal working hours will be between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday although there may be days when work begins later or concludes earlier.
  • Your water supply will be disconnected once the new main is safely in place. We will give you at least 48 hours notice before disconnection and it will be for no longer than four hours.
  • This work will be carried out by our construction partner MGJV – a joint venture between Morrison Utility Services and Galliford Try.
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