Significant water main improvements will ensure safe and reliable supplies in Beare Green and Capel - 18/05/2017

Sutton and East Surrey Water -

SES Water is to invest £1.4 million renewing four kilometres of water main from Beare Green to Capel to ensure customers benefit from a more robust network with less chance of interruptions to their water supply.

The essential work, which is due to start week commencing Monday 29 May, will be split into two sections running simultaneously, starting with Holmwood Station (Moorhurst Lane) to Beare Green Roundabout and Beare Green Roundabout to Capel Village (Rusper Roundabout). The first phase will be finished in January 2018 with the overall scheme due for completion in early 2019.

The programme is extremely important to safeguard the supplies for local residents long in to the future. The Capel area, including Ockley, is at the extremity of SES Water’s supply network and one of the main aims of this scheme is to be able to supply this area from other parts of the network if required. When the scheme is complete it will improve connectivity with Dorking and make our network more resilient which is one of our commitments to customers.

Large parts of the network mains in this area were laid in the late Victorian era and the pipes are now reaching the end of their working life. They will be replaced with larger, tougher plastic pipes that are less prone to leaks and bursts.

Leading the project, Civil Engineer Chris Burnup said: “Analysing recent supply failures in the area has shown that the mains need replacing which will ensure that we can continue to reliably transport thousands of litres of high quality water to these locations for many years to come.”

The most disruptive mainlaying will be completed first with work only being carried out during week days to minimise the impact on the local community. A number of roads will be affected as a result of this essential work therefore a dedicated page has been set up on the SES Water website which will detail the progress of the project. Customers can also keep up to date by following SES Water on twitter @SESWater or Facebook @SESWaterOfficial



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