Work on one of the largest sewers in the Thames Valley has been completed.
The multi-million pound project has been built to support 6,000 new homes at Great Western Park and Valley Park.
Specialist tunnelling machinery was used to lay 1,200 metres of pipe – three times around an athletics track – measuring 1.2 metres in diameter, according to Thames Water.
The project is part-funded by SSE Water.
The new sewer will also serve to free up capacity of existing sewer pipes, allowing wastewater from an additional 1,000 homes in the southern section of Great Western Park to enter the network, from where it will be transferred to sewage treatment works in Didcot.
Mark Yates, Thames Water’s Project Manager said: “It’s satisfying to know our new sewer will help support development in the Thames Valley. We’ve worked collaboratively with SSE Water and developers to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to handle this growth.”