Sewer renovation work to begin in Glastonbury

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Renovation work on sewers in Glastonbury in Somerset is to take place after an investigation found they were in need of repair.

Wessex Water will be relining its sewers using techniques which avoid the need to dig up the roads.

The company said apart from two road closures, there would be only minor traffic disruption.

The work is set to begin on 16 January and will take five weeks to complete.

Wessex Water engineer Joo Foo said: "We will try to ensure the work is completed as soon as possible. Using 'no dig' technology will significantly reduce the timescale of the work which will in turn minimise the impact on the public."

The "no dig" technique involves inserting a liner impregnated with a special resin into a sewer or drain.

As the liner is inserted into the pipe, it is turned inside out and forced through using water or air pressure.

The material then bonds to the inside of the pipe and the resin cures or hardens, creating a new pipe within the pipe and restoring the integrity of the drain or sewer.

Part of Butleigh Old Road will be closed from from 24 January to 7 February.

The second road closure in Bere Lane is planned to take place from 11 to 17 February. 

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