Two more pump failures on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Published: Thursday, 06 October 2022

THE Caen Hill Flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal is closed owing to a pump failure.

This means the waterway is closed to boating from Lock 50, Kennet Lock (Top Lock) to Lock 22, Lower Foxhangers Lock, Keith Gudgin reports.

Canal & River Trust maintain it has been working hard to keep the flight open but have to close it to safeguard the long pound.

Once the pump is repaired it will still take a few days until the water level has recovered.

Crofton pump failed

Once again Crofton pump has failed, with the summit pound from Wootton Rivers Lock 51 to Crofton pumping station Lock 60 being closed for the next few days.

The repair was 'instructed earlier this week' and it is expected to be completed by the end of Friday, but again the pound will take a few days for levels to recover.