It's good news for Farnham as a new 1.25-mile water main is now operational after its construction brought the town to a standstill for months earlier this year. 

The work to lay the water main was completed at the beginning of autumn, with testing and commissioning of the new pipeline also taking place in September.

There is still some outstanding work on private land to ensure the site is returned to the same condition as before the project started. This includes seeding and planting, which is set to be completed this spring.

It follows a four-month closure of West Street at the beginning of 2023 caused gridlock throughout the town, and was blamed for a steep drop-off in trade for the town's retailers. The new £1.3 million pipeline will enable South East Water to pump more water into the town, ensuring customers don’t suffer with low water pressure or interruptions to supply as the community grows.