Water board thanks Fernhurst for its patience

A SOUTHERN Water spokesman expressed his thanks to residents for their patience as their scheme had caused ‘some disruption’.

Peter Simmons, project manager at Southern Water said: “Southern Water and our contractor Clancy Docwra have been laying new water mains in the villages of Lodsworth and Lurgashall since August.

“This will reduce the risk of leaks and bursts, meaning a more reliable water supply to homes.

“We’ve had lots of support from residents and businesses and I’d like to offer them my sincere thanks. Schemes like this inevitably cause some disruption, particularly when they involve road closures (which in this case have been in place since February).

“We’ve done all we can to keep this to a minimum and have spent a lot of time talking to customers in the area – we hope we’ve managed to keep everyone up to date.

“I’d like to remind customers that roadworks are put in place for their safety and the safety of our workers and it is important drivers adhere to the signs, use the correct diversion routes and do not remove any barriers.

“This will prevent incidents, like the one reported recently in the Observer, when a van became stuck in a pedestrian-designated area.

“We’re now nearing the end of the scheme, which is due to complete this spring. The support shown by our customers has undoubtedly made things run more smoothly, so thank you once again.”

The new water main has now been installed in The Street, and final reinstatement of the road should be complete by Friday. The current diversion route will be removed, and The Street will revert back to two-way traffic.