Day 5

The first trench loop is completed in the morning and the third and fourth trenches started from the point where the pipes will fan out. Better success in avoiding the mains water pipe (circled).

By the end of the day the bottom of the trench has been smoothed (by hand) to receive the sand and the first 6 tons of sand put in. Laying the first pipe was tricky because it had to be threaded under all the points at which it crossed the mains water and other pipes.

The pipe was filled with water and pressure tested. This testing will have to continue while the trench is backfilled to ensure that the pipe is not damaged by one of the thousands of flints being put back in the trench.

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