RESIDENTS are facing eight months of disruption as underground water pipes are replaced in Dovercourt.

Affinity Water are carrying out the £400,000 improvement works which will see 3.4km of existing water mains replaced.

Some of the existing mains were laid more than 50 years ago and have reached the end of their useful lives.

The work, which was expected to start last Wednesday, will take up until December to be completed.