Night-time sewer renovation work, Bradford Road, Trowbridge

Night-time sewer renovation work, Bradford Road, Trowbridge

Wessex Water have been carrying out investigations of the sewers in your area to assess the condition of the network and have identified the need for repairs.

This essential work will begin on Monday 8 January 2024, and will continue for one week, being scheduled to finish on Friday 12 January 2024. We will be working from between 6pm and 7am each evening to help reduce disruption as much as possible.

How will the work affect you?

The repairs will be carried out using ‘no-dig’ techniques, which are quicker and less intrusive than replacing the pipe in a conventional manner.

There may be a smell of resin during the work, likely more noticeable in cellars or low-level rooms. This is not harmful and is generally short lived. If you do experience this, please open any doors and windows to ventilate the area for several hours and run water in any sinks and baths etc. to ensure your traps are fully charged. There is further information in the enclosed leaflet.

  • Monday 8 Friday 12th January 2024 – Temporary traffic lights will be in place outside 65 Bradford Road to the junction of Brook Road as our team reline the full length of the pipe.

You will have access to your property, and Wessex Water shouldn’t need to enter but if they do, their staff carry identification which you should ask to see before letting them in.

There may be some noise disruption while this work is carried out, but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum and complete the work as quickly as possible.

You can continue to use your water and sewerage services as normal unless told otherwise.

What should you do?
You don’t need to do anything, but if you have any questions about the work, please call 0345 600 4 600 or visit

If you are a business or other non-household property you will need to contact your water retailer with any enquiries. You can find their contact details on your most recent water bill.

Anything else you need to know?

Relining and sealing sewers in this way helps protect the environment, preventing foul water escaping and groundwater entering sewers, which can lead to flooding or storm overflows automatically discharging into rivers or the sea if the system becomes overwhelmed.


To help keep this repaired sewer in good condition, Wessex Water advise you to only flush the three Ps – paper, poo and pee – to prevent causing a sewer blockage. Cooking fat and waste should be wiped from pots, pans and plates before washing and disposed of in the bin, or solidified in the fridge and scraped into your food waste recycling. More advice can be found at

Need some extra support?

Wessex Water know that some customers need extra help due to age, ill health, a disability, mental illness or additional needs. This may include easy access to water during a leak or outage, help reading your meter, or setting up a password for when they visit. You can register for Priority Services on their website at or call us on 0345 600 4 600.

Wessex Water are sorry for any inconvenience caused by their work.

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