Tonbridge boreholes in £1.9m South East Water scheme

Building work on boreholes and wells is due to get under way in Kent on Monday as part of a £1.9m scheme to manage water supplies in the area.

South East Water said five boreholes and two wells would be built in Tonbridge with a connecting pipeline.

Most of the work will take place in playing fields next to the water treatment works in New Wharf Road.

Delivery manager Joe Yip said the scheme would not affect any of the pitches or sporting facilities.

But he added: "I would however remind people not to enter our work site, which will be fenced off to keep the public safe. Construction areas can be dangerous places."

He said the new boreholes would help the company manage its water supplies when it needed them most, such as during recent hot weather when demand rose by 115 million litres per day across the company's supply area.

The wells and four boreholes will be built in the playing fields. The fifth borehole will be built on the treatment works site.

Work is due to be completed by May next year.

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