Water mains upgrade for Four Marks

Work is due to start in September to install a new water main in Four Marks which will make sure there is enough water for the town’s increasing population. 

South East Water will be laying 115 metres of new pipework in a £50,000 scheme along Winchester Road (A31).

Chris Love, Delivery Manager at South East Water, said: “Providing a top quality water supply to our customers is our priority, and with planned future development in the area, we need to ensure that this can continue.

“We want to minimise the amount of disruption caused while this work is carried out, as well as keeping both motorists and workers safe at all times. Therefore, we have looked very carefully at how this new pipework is to be installed and a variety of traffic control measures will be in operation.”

These include temporary traffic lights along Winchester Road between Lymington Bottom and Minden Place from 15th September for four weeks, and a road closure in Boyneswood Road near the junction with the A31 from 6th October for four weeks.

Chris continued: “Although a road closure can be disruptive, the end result will provide an improved water supply, and we believe that the short term pain is outweighed by the long term benefits the work will provide.

“I would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience and co-operation while we carry out this very important work.”

This project forms part of the Company’s £390 million programme of investment ensuring that clean, safe water continues to be delivered to its customers.