Busy West Farleigh road to close for essential water main replacement
05 July 2017

A section of a busy country lane in West Farleigh is to close for around 10 weeks this summer to allow South East Water to replace an old water main that is prone to bursting.

Work on the £180,000 scheme to install 750m of new pipeline will take place along the B2163 Heath Road between Upper Barn Hill and Charlton Lane from Monday 24 July until the beginning of October.

A signposted diversion route, agreed in conjunction with Kent County Council Highways Department, will be in place for the duration of the work.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “We know a road closure is inconvenient but hope local people do understand the long term benefit of a new water main which will guarantee future supplies of top quality drinking water as the community expands.”

The scheme is part of South East Water’s £424m investment programme between 2015 and 2020.