Brand new pipes for Lanesfield

14 March 2016

The Lanesfield area of Wolverhampton is set to benefit from over seven miles of brand new water pipes, as part of Severn Trent’s £2 million investment in the area to make sure its customers’ taps and toilets keep working.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.  We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in Lanesfield is always there when they need it, that’s why we’re laying the brand new water pipes. Work will begin Tuesday 29 March and is scheduled to be completed within nine weeks.”

The first part of the work will begin on Brynmawr Road from the junction of Mount Road, working towards the junction of Beach Avenue. In order to keep everyone safe, the company will need to close the road for three weeks while they carry out the work. Work will then move onto Beach Avenue, starting at the junction of Brynmawr Road to the junction of Woodcross Lane, this work will begin early April.

Gareth added: “We’d like to invite local residents to a drop-in session on our customer bus, to hear more about our plans. The bus will be parked outside the shops on Wednesday 16 March on Child’s Avenue, WV14 9XB, between 4pm and 7pm. We’d encourage local people to come along and learn more about the work, but we’re also really keen to hear their views - after all, the people who know the area best are the local residents. This work could be tricky, and while we think we’ve found the best way of laying the pipes with the minimum impact, we’re hoping that by talking to the community, they’ll help us to find those little gems of information which can make a huge difference to our plans.

“This work is really important to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward. We’ll do all we can to help minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up to date with progress. We’d like to ask the local community for their patience while we put the new pipes in place. But once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will last for many years to come.”