Why this work needs to be done
The sewers beneath your streets are more than 100 years' old and some of them are more than 10m underground in chalk tunnels. By carrying out this survey and repair work, we can make sure your sewers are fit for the future, preventing flooding incidents and safeguarding our environment.
While the bulk of the work will be done in Broadstairs and Ramsgate, the improvements will reduce pressure on the sewers in other nearby areas.
How we'll be doing it
We're using mining experts to access these ageing chalk tunnels because they're so deep underground. Accessing them through existing manholes, we'll be using state-of-the-art CCTV surveys to reduce noise and disruption while we carry out the work. Read more about how we do them below.
What's happening right now (updated 8 April 2020)
Our essential work to upgrade Thanet's sewers is continuing. TPMD has introduced new ways of working, reflecting the Covid-19 Government guidelines, which protects employees and customers.
You may notice our teams revisiting manholes to complete some final sealing work. This should only take a few hours at each location and we'll try and make sure there's space for vehicles to pass. We'll also be carrying out patching and lining work to seal sewer pipes, this can take up to two days at each location, but again we'll try and make sure there is space for vehicles to pass.
We ask that you do not approach those working on our sites with any queries, instead you can call the project team on 0800 292 2366. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Hereson Road, Ramsgate
Thank you for your patience while we've been working to upgrade the sewers on manholes on Hereson Road. We're sorry this has taken slightly longer than expected, we should be finished in early April.
Plains of Waterloo, Ramsgate
We're sorry our work on Plains of Waterloo is taking longer than expected, we're now hoping to finish by 10 April. We're working our way along the road to upgrade and build new manholes, please follow signed diversion routes during this time.
Vale Road and Ayton Road, Ramsgate
Thank you for your patience while we've been working to upgrade the manhole at the junction of Vale Road and Ayton Road. We're completing this work using our new working practices and we should be finished in early April.
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