A sewer pipe as burst directly under the River Stour. To prevent any wastewater flowing into the river, the pipe is no longer in operation requiring all wastewater flows to be diverted and be removed by a small fleet of tankers.

Allen Watson Limited are currently mobilising to its 64te class Midi HDD plant, ancillary equipment & men to Central Sandwich, near the Quay where they will drill under the River Stour a return mud line, a 450 mm and 500mm PE SDR111 to allow the transfer of waste water under the river to return to normal operations. The total project is expected to take three weeks in total.

Pipe Bursting