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Oxfordshire sewers to be upgraded for £7M

Thames Water is due to start work on a £7M sewer upgrade scheme to protect homes in the town of Botley, just west of Oxford, from the misery of sewer flooding.

The scheme will involve upsizing 1.7km of the existing sewer along North Hinksey Lane. Thames Water will also upgrade sewers to North Hinksey Pumping Station within Old Botley, and on Cumnor Hill and Eynsham Road.

“This is a very complex scheme and we have looked at more than 80 options to ensure we get the right solution for the long term,” said Thames Water head of programme delivery Gordon Percy. “”This is a major project to make our network around Oxfordshire fit for the future.” Over the past five years, 36 Botley homes have experienced sewer flooding.

The work will be completed in three phases and the upgrades are due to be completed by September 2012.

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