PLANS to carry out essential works on a main Isle of Wight sewer will begin next month.
Southern Water contractor Clancy Docwra will replace 500 metres of the old sewer under the River Medina, from Medina Road, Cowes, to the Esplanade in East Cowes, with a new 500mm-diameter pipe.
The work is part of Southern Water’s £10.5 million programme of works to rehabilitate and replace approximately 30km of sewers across the South East.
Southern Water project manager, John Hurley, said: "We would like to thank people in advance for their understanding and patience while this important work is carried out.
"Our contractor will carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible, while ensuring residents and businesses are kept informed.
"There may be some short-term disruption while the sewer replacement is under way but there will be long-term benefits for the community as the risk of sewer bursts will be reduced."
The work is expected to be completed by the end of March next year.