Anglian Water is holding a drop-in session next Thursday (2nd October) to give residents the chance to learn about the £900,000 project to increase the capacity of the sewer network in Great Totham.

Anglian Water is holding a drop-in session next Thursday (2nd October) to give residents the chance to learn about the £900,000 project to increase the capacity of the sewer network in Great Totham.

The scheme, which will significantly reduce the chances of flooding, was due to start earlier this month, but was postponed until next week (29 September). Anglian Water is holding the drop-in session to allow residents the chance to voice questions about the scheme. Work is expected to take around 12 weeks, finishing in mid-December.

Capacity of the sewerage network will be increased by installing a new 1.6km pipeline starting from Chapel Road and crossing fields to reach Great Totham Water Recycling Centre (WRC).

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “We understand that work on this scheme will cause some disruption and we are sorry for that. However, we hope customers will understand the importance of the scheme and the benefits for the local area.

“We will be doing all we can to keep any inconvenience to a minimum, but to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible there will be two phases of local road closures.

“Customers are more than welcome to come to the drop-in session at Great Totham Church Hall between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 2 October to learn more about the plans from the project team, the flood benefits it will bring and how they may be affected.”

From Monday (29 September) Chapel Road will be closed until mid-October, with traffic diverted along Colchester Road and Mill Road. From 21st October until mid-November part of Mill Road, Chapel Road and Totham Hill Green will also be closed, with a diversion taking traffic along Chapel Road, Plains Road, Loamy Hill Road and Colchester Road.

Access to residents will be maintained throughout.