Sewerage upgrade to begin in East Wittering

A FIVE-MONTH sewerage improvement scheme starts in East Wittering on Monday (July 1).

Southern Water said it was planning to replace 1.6km of old sewer pipes as part of the company’s wastewater renovation programme which would aim to ensure the sewer system network worked effectively.

The company said it would try to minimise traffic disruption in the area, but there would be a need for control traffic management in some areas.

Southern Water’s wastewater infrastructure project manager Jon Stavely said: “We’re delighted to be starting this essential scheme. Our priority is to complete the scheme with as little disruption to the community as possible.”

In a press release, the company said: “While the work is being carried out, the company will be working closely with West Sussex County Council to ensure that disturbance to residents is minimised and that the work is completed as quickly as possible.

“Local residents are being contacted to explain the situation and will be kept updated on the progress of the works.”

It added that once completed, the new sewer would run from the existing pumping station on Church Road, heading down to the junction with the B2179 Stocks Lane.

It would then head east along Stocks Lane for around 200m until reaching East Wittering Community Primary School, where the remainder of the new sewer main would be laid around the perimeter of the school playing field until reaching the B2198 Bracklesham Lane.

The new pipe would then connect into the existing sewer network.

The work is set to be carried out by Southern Water’s contractor Clancy Docwra and is expected to take approximately five months to complete.