Thanet Sewers

Upgrading Thanet’s unique sewers

Between summer 2018 and spring 2020, we’re delivering Southern Water’s major infrastructure project to rehabilitate and upgrade more than 11km of Thanet’s outdated Victorian sewer system across Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

This significant investment, valued in excess of £30m, will see TPMD showcase its range of skills and experience as we renovate a unique sewer network.

Constructed more than a 100 years ago, Thanet’s sewer pipes rest at the bottom of adits; tunnels hand-dug through the chalk, some more than 10 meters below the surface.

Covering more than 170 streets, this upgrade will ensure that this ageing network is fit for the future and the wastewater washed away from homes and businesses continues to be taken to the treatment works for cleaning. We’re using the latest in trenchless tunnelling techniques, so we’re able to complete most of our work from existing manholes. This minimises the noise and impact on local communities.

Our workforce is made up of miners and confined space specialists; ensuring everyone is safe in this unique working environment. Rescue teams are always on hand when people are working underground.

The customer liaison team is available between 7am and 8pm on 0800 292 2366 for any questions related to the project. This allows you to speak directly to the project team, providing quick resolution to any queries or issues that may arise, or email us on

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