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Mill Road Cambridge to close for sewer repairs

Mill Road, Cambridge which has had continual recent problems with roadworks will be closed for sewer repairs in April for approximately 2 weeks. The closure is planned from April 11 to April 22. THe works is to be carried out by Anglian Water. A spokesman said of the problem which will close a section between Tenison Road and Gwydir Street:

“Although the main sewer is flowing well at the moment, the damage to the two connecting pipes means they could block up. Unfortunately that means we will need to replace this short section of sewer.

“The work should only take two weeks and we will do all we can to keep disruption to a minimum. Diversions will be in place and there will still be access to the shops along this section of the road.”

“Nevertheless, some disruption is inevitable and we are sorry but it is important that we do this work.

“The re-lining work which uncovered the damage was all about preventing problems and was completed without any disruption and without the need to close the road.

“It is a shame this problem means we will now need a further short closure, but by acting to fix this damage now we will also reduce the chance of much bigger problems in the future.”

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Blocked drain in St Neots leaves no alternative but to dig

We tried everything to clear an overflowing sink waste in St Neots, Cambridgeshire,  including our specialist electromechanical equipment and using  a CCTV inspection camera from the neighbours’ inspection chambers to try to ascertain where the blocked drain actually ran.  We found that there was absolutely no other access point to our client’s drain,  so we traced its path from the gulley with our sonic drain tracer and dug a 5 foot deep hole at a convenient point along its length.

When we came to pierce a hole in the uncovered drainage pipe to create an access point, the fountain of  sewage under pressure was quite impressive and unfortunate for some!  But we were then able to remove a huge quantity of offending tree roots, clear the blockage and inspect the drain with our CCTV camera. Some video footage is below.

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