A sewage pipe that burst twice in the space of three days last month, flooding five homes in East Garston in the process, has been replaced.
Thames Water started work last week to fix a 150m stretch of pipe behind the affected houses in Humphries Lane.
A new pipe was slid inside the existing one, while work to fill in holes and repair damage to the ground caused when the pipe burst is still ongoing.
George Day, Thames Water’s area sewers manager, said: “What happened to the residents was dreadful and not something they should spend their lives worrying will happen again.
“It’s down to us to make sure we reduce the risk of further problems for them so replacing the old pipe was the right thing to do.
“Rather than take out the old one, which would involve digging large and deep trenches, we used a special technology to slide the new one inside it to keep disruption to a minimum.”
While work was carried out, tankers were used to deal with the waste that would normally flow through the pipe.
Luke Bingham, divisional director at Sovereign Housing, said: “Since the pipe burst last week, we’ve been assessing the damage and starting to plan the repairs to our homes.
“We’ll continue to support Thames Water as they undertake their important work, so we can get these homes ready for our residents to move back to as soon as possible.”