Water thanks villagers for patience during four month closure
Water has thanked residents and businesses in and around the village
of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea for their patience while essential
sewer repairs have been carried out over the past four months.
Work to upgrade the sewerage network through the village, which
struggled to cope during periods of heavy rainfall, finished on
Despite challenging ground conditions, which meant the scheme
took longer than expected, the water company has completed the
job after drafting in extra teams to work onsite.
Businesses in Mark and Blackford were open as usual throughout
the works to construct a new pumping station and sewer, which
cost around £2 million and will protect properties from
Project manager Andy Roberts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
has been an extremely challenging scheme which was delayed as
a result, but we have now finished work a month ahead of the revised
"We realise it has caused inconvenience to local people and
appreciate their patience while weve worked hard to complete
this essential work."
"I would like to thank businesses and the local residents
for their support and co-operation."
Now Wessex Water has completed its works on Mark Causeway, Somerset
County Council plan to resurface the road.
work is planned to start on Monday 1st August and is expected
to take four weeks to complete, as we reported here.