July 10, 2016
Wessex Water thanks villagers for patience during four month closure

Wessex 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 Friday.

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 flooding.

Project manager Andy Roberts told "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 completion date."

"We realise it has caused inconvenience to local people and appreciate their patience while we’ve 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.

The work is planned to start on Monday 1st August and is expected to take four weeks to complete, as we reported here.


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