An Anglian Water scheme to replace a section of water main in Pavenham Road, Felmersham is due to commence on the 20th January 2016.

The £150,000 scheme will use innovative horizontal directional drilling to minimise disruption and the time it takes to lay the main. The work is expected to take four weeks.

Anglian Water’s Sarah Dobson said: “Replacing this large section of water main will significantly reduce the likelihood of leaks and bursts, which have been a problem for residents in the past.”

Pavenham Road will need to be closed between St. Peter’s Church, Pavenham and just outside Felmersham from Wednesday, January 20 until Tuesday, February 16. She added: “Well signposted diversion routes will be in place throughout the duration of the works to try to minimize disruption wherever possible.”

The scheme aims to provide more secure water supplies to households in the two villages of Pavenham and Felmersham. Throughout the work customers’ supplies will not be affected. Work will be completed during normal working hours.

Sarah continued: “Inevitably, with a project of this scale there may be some disruption to residents and road users, and we apologise for this. However, we hope that people understand how important it is and that the benefits will outweigh any short term inconvenience.”