Scheme to improve water supplies in Hindhead area

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A new treated water storage reservoir is to be built to help improve water supplies in an area of Surrey.

South East Water will start work on the £2m scheme for Hindhead from late November. It will be built at the company's existing site off the A3.

The water storage reservoir will increase the amount of water that can be stored to up to five million litres.

South East Water's 12,500 customers in the Hindhead, Grayshott and Bramshott areas will benefit from the scheme.

The storage reservoir will be surrounded by grassed embankments to minimise its visual impact.

Joe Yip, delivery manager, said it would "ensure there is a secure, top quality supply of drinking water for our customers".

The scheme is part of the company's £390m investment programme between 2010 and 2015, which will improve its network of water mains, refurbish existing or develop new water sources, and ensure customers continue to receive high quality drinking water.

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