Thames Water planning major works, starting this Summer

From July 2014 Thames Water will be undertaking some major local works, affecting us all, but especially users of Tiverton Green and residents on Okehampton, Wrentham, Tiverton, but also Crediton and Dundonald. Ultimately, the traffic disruption will affect large numbers of users in a wide area for a long period.

They will be holding information sessions, the first of which is this Saturday 22 March from 11am – 1pm on Tiverton Green.

This work is necessary owing to 30-40 properties – including the Tay Building on Wrentham, the church, the Manor School and many residential properties in the area – having suffered flooding with sewage mixed with rain water. The sewers are not large enough to cope with the sudden Summer downpours we’ve been experiencing recently.

Thames Water needs to rectify this by widening the sewers under many of the streets and creating a massive ‘overflow’ tank underneath the north-west corner of Tiverton Green. This tank will need to connect in to the existing wide sewer under the Tiverton Road/Wrentham Avenue roundabout, so temporary lights will be in place at that junction for several months. The junction of Okehampton and Chamberlayne will also be closed for many months, so there will be significant impact on local traffic flow.

Local residents will be receiving letters from Thames Water on 19th/20th March. Do try to come and find out more – and, importantly, let them know of problems you might highlight.

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