Miles better supplies

By David Newble

Saturday, February 23, 2013

 

MORE than three kilometres of water mains on the Isle of Wight are to be replaced in 2014 as part of a £1.8bn programme to upgrade water supplies in the south east by Southern Water.

The work will replace old iron mains and aims to prevent leaks and bursts, saving water and interruptions to supplies.

Between 2010 and 2015, the company has pledged to replace 256km of water mains across the region.

Senior project manager Steve Jones said: "Many of our water mains were built by the Victorians and some are starting to show their age."

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Jake Wallace

25th February 2013, at 10:27:25

So the island now accounts for less than 1% of the south east.

There's a way to solve this ..pennyfeathers

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by Alan Bennett

24th February 2013, at 22:05:46

Ahh so the water company will wait till the PFI have replaced the Forest Road then come along and dig it up?

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by Alan Bennett

24th February 2013, at 22:03:50

Scrap value of the old mains pipe will disappear into someones pocket no doubt

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