In two weeks’ time, Thames Water will begin replacing a 2km section of century-old water main in Oxfordshire that has burst three times in three years.
Work will start on 6 October and will be ongoing until February 2012.
More than 2km of 300mm diameter cast iron pipe between Bicester and Ambrosden will be replaced with plastic pipe. The project is part of a £1.5M scheme to cut leakage in Oxfordshire and to minimise the risk of supply interruptions.
Thames Water has been granted special permission from English Nature to work near a community of protected Great Crested Newts.