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Thanet’s sewers were built over a century ago and they’re starting to show their age.
As a result we’re making a number of improvements to make sure we can keep providing you with a reliable wastewater service.
To avoid any surprises and plan what repairs are needed, we carry out surveys of the sewers. This is done by lifting up manhole covers and either going into the sewers or using CCTV.
Sometimes we'll also need to clear the pipe using a jetting machine to make sure we can get a proper view of the sewer, this water stays within the sewer and gets taken away with the wastewater. Each survey takes up to two hours to complete.
These surveys started in Autumn 2018 – to find out when and where we're working, you can check the list below.
Victoria Parade and Lyndhurst Road, Ramsgate - starting 24 September
We’ll be starting some essential improvement work on the sewers in Victoria Parade and Lyndhurst Road, Ramsgate, on 24 September that will take up to three weeks.
Our working hours will be Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 5pm
We’ll need to put in some temporary traffic lights on Victoria Parade by the junction with Lyndhurst Road. Some parking will be lost on Victoria Parade and we're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We also need to close a short section of Lyndhurst Road at the junction with Victoria Parade. You’ll still be able to access Lyndhurst Road from Queen's Road and Penshurst Road – please follow the signed diversion routes.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while we make these improvements.
We apologise for any inconvenience our work may cause and thank you for your understanding and patience while we complete these surveys.
Goodwin Road and Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate – starting on 24 September
We need to return to Goodwin Road and Royal Esplanade to complete our surveys.
Starting on the 24 September in Goodwin Road at its junction with Warwick Road, we’ll be using specialist equipment and a tanker to remove wastewater to get a better view of the sewer pipes. Once the sewer has been drained, we’ll be able to carry out a survey along the pipe.
Once this is complete, we’ll move to Royal Esplanade, between Warre Avenue and Stancomb Avenue, and again work to drain the sewer so we are able to complete our surveys.
Working Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, this will take up to two weeks. We’re able to access the sewers from the existing manholes, without the need to dig up the road.
We’ll use barriers around the manhole to keep you safe and there’ll still be room for vehicles to pass our site. Some parking will be lost and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Leopold Road, Ramsgate – starting on 3 October
We need to close part of Leopold Road from the junction of Charles Road to Holly Road from the 3 October for up to two weeks to carry out additional survey work.
Where possible, we’ll work to keep access to garages and driveways clear, and access to Bold Close will be maintained. Some parking will be lost and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
You’ll still be able to access the road from Dumpton Park Road and Charles Road, and we’ll try to keep access open from Holly Road – please follow the signed diversion routes.
Working between 7.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, we’ll lift up the manholes and, using special equipment and a tanker, we’ll remove the wastewater to get a better view of the pipes, which will take a few days to complete. Once the sewer has been drained, we’ll carry out a survey along the pipe.
Luton Avenue, Broadstairs – starting on 3 October
We’ll be starting additional survey work in Luton Avenue from 3 October for up to two weeks.
To protect you and our workforce, we’ll need to close Luton Avenue for a short stretch north of its junction with Seafield Road for the duration of the work. We’ll also be putting in some temporary traffic lights on Seafield Road. You’ll still be able to access the southern section of Luton Avenue from Seafield Road and Ramsgate Road – please follow the signed diversion routes.
Working Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 5pm, we’ll lift up the manholes and, using special equipment and a tanker, we’ll remove the wastewater to get a better view of the pipes, which will take a few days to complete. Once the sewer has been drained, we’ll carry out a survey along the pipe.
Starting from Monday 17 September 2018:
Dumpton Lane (survey to be carried out between 5pm and 10pm)
Dumpton Park Road
Starting from Monday 24 September 2018:
Starting from Monday 1 October 2018:
Starting from Saturday 6 October 2018: