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Published: 27-10-2015

Water main upgrade in St George’s Street, Canterbury

As you may be aware, a burst water main last year in St George’s Street, Canterbury near Superdrug and Beverbrooks resulted in businesses not receiving any water for a short period and disruption to the city centre while repairs were carried out. South East Water are now planning a project to upgrade a small section of the water main.

Work on the £24,000 scheme to install a new pipe, approximately 25 metres in length, will take place along St George’s Street outside Poundland and Superdrug. A further piece of work will also be carried out in St George’s Street at a point close to the exit to the bus station between Wilko and Fenwick. The project is due to start on Monday 11 January 2016 and take about six weeks to complete.

As the work is due to take place in a prominent location in the city, there will be a presentation by South East Water, inviting you to find out more information on how they plan to limit disruption to your business and customers. The presentation is taking place on Thursday 12 November at Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT at 9.30am. At this meeting you will hear from the project team behind the scheme who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Further information regarding the scheme can be found at: southeastwater.co.uk/canterbury

FAQs

How can we ensure this work is done with minimum disruption to you?

Due to the high number of utilities within the ground traditional trenching techniques will be used. Construction will be carried out in short sections, with one section being returned to its original state before the working area is moved along to the next stage. Pedestrian and delivery access to shops and properties will be maintained at all times and all businesses will be open as usual.

When is the work due to start?

Construction is due to start on 11 January and take about six weeks to complete. Work will take place during normal working hours Monday to Saturday, however occasional overnight work may be required. They have planned to undertake this project in January away from the busy Christmas shopping period.

Who can I contact if I have any queries about these works?

The contractor is Clancy Docwra and if you have any concerns during the work their staff on site will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you would like to speak to South East Water direct please call our Customer Technical Centre on 0333 000 1100.

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