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Planned improvements

New 26 km pipeline - Stourport to Frankley - Break Pressure Tank Romsley


Final phase

30 Jun 2020

Estimated completion date
Upcoming work
Work in progress
Phase 5 - Final reinstatment works

Now that the hoppers have been installed we'll carry out the final reinstatement works on site. This has slowed due to the extensive pipeline testing which is still underway.

Work completed
Phase 4 - Completion expected end of 2018

With the Break Pressure Tank now complete we will carry out extensive testing. Teams will be on site carrying out reinstatement and landscaping work to screen the site from public view, this will involve a tree planting scheme.

Phase 3 - Spring 2018 to Winter 2018

Once the main structures are complete we will commence electrical and mechanical work. This includes fitting the pumps and pipework, installation of systems to power the facility, and also the instrumentation and controls which will monitor the works once it is operational.

Phase 2 - April 2017 to November 2018

We have constructed much of the outer structure of the Break Pressure Tank, with just the office left to build. We have started to landscape around the structure itself. We will now concentrate on the internal structure and the drainage around the building. Some parts of the facility will be brought to Romsley in component parts and put together on site. We'll also continue to lay new water mains in the surrounding fields.

Phase 1 - March 2017 to April 2017

We have carried out preparations and ground work for the Break Pressure Tank. Activities included putting up fencing and stripping away some topsoil. We also carried out excavation work to create a flat working area and setting up the site offices and compound. Signage will be in place to advise road users of the site entrance. We have removed all of the soil from the area which is known as muckshifting.

Start date

01 Mar 2017

There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

There are currently no disruptions

What are we doing?

Work started in 2016 to lay a new 26km pipeline from the River Severn near Stourport on Severn to our water treatment works at Frankley. The pipeline begins at Lickhill where we are building a new pumping station and there is also a break pressure tank near Romsley. The new pipeline will significantly improve resilience of the water supply for over 1.2 million customers across Birmingham and surrounding areas. It will also support our wider network of pipes and so benefit customers right across the Severn Trent Region.

How are we doing?

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