I've previously mentioned the re-construction activities being undertaken in the street around the corner from us (see http://no-cobwebs-gxh.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/roadworks.html). These are continuing, but in addition it seems that the opportunity is being taken to replace the water main. So, we have two sets of holes at different locations, and double the disruption! I suppose it's a positive that these works are occurring at the same time (as I assume that different authorities are involved), thus overcoming the need to dig up the street for the water main just after the kerbs and drains are completed. We'll be glad when it's all over.