Kent

Faversham water main replacement starts

Work has started on the replacement of a water main which has burst several times, causing flooding and disruption to traffic in a Kent town.

The £41,000 scheme will upgrade the water main in part of West Street in Faversham and is expected to last six weeks, South East Water said.

The company said it would protect the supply of fresh water.

Businesses will remain open as usual and the road will be closed to through traffic only.

James Smith, from South East Water, said: "With an increasing number of bursts this water main is coming to the end of its working life and it's essential that we act now to ensure that our customers' water supplies are protected."

South East Water said the water main had burst three times in the past six years.

A diversion route for through traffic has been put in place.

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