Wessex water work to repair collapsed sewer

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 October 2011

Burst water pipe

Burst water pipe

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WORK to repair a collapsed sewer in Burnham could be completed by the end of next week.

Wessex Water has been working for a number of weeks to repair the sewer, in Berrow Road, but following a series of excavations it was revealed the pipe was more severely damaged than first thought.

The company will now reline it using a specialist liner which will extent the life of the pipe for around 100 years.

Wessex Water spokesman Ian Drury said: “We are aware of the impact that the closure is having on the local community and motorists and have therefore explored alternative ways to carry out the repairs.

“We have written to local residents to apologise for the ongoing emergency repair work”

Wessex Water said it would have staff working during the weekend and added that it hoped to re-open the road by the end of next week.

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