Essential sewer works at Botley in Oxfordshire are 85 per cent complete, Thames Water has announced.
In just five years, 36 properties in the village had suffered sewer flooding but, once the £7 million project to upsize and upgrade local pipelines is completed in September, homes in the area should be protected from further disruption.
According to Andrew Popple, Thames Water's head of programme delivery, all that remains for the company to do is some resurfacing work and lay out the remaining metres of pipe.
Councillor Debby Hallett of the Vale of White Horse District Council said the disruption caused during the works would be worth it in the long run.
"The residents affected by this work have shown incredible patience and are seeing good results after the recent heavy rains," she said.
"This sewerage improvement is an investment in North Hinksey for this and future generations of residents and visitors."
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