Brand new water pipes for Bamford

18 April 2016

Residents in the Bamford area of Derbyshire are set to benefit from more than two kilometres of brand new water pipes. We're investing in the new pipes to make sure our customers’ taps and toilets keep working.

Sarah-Jayne O’Kane, 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 the area is always there when they need it, that’s why we’re laying the brand new water pipes.”


The work, which will be carried out by our contract partner, Laing O’Rourke, is well underway and is scheduled to be completed by the autumn.

Sarah-Jayne said: “Before the work started, we held a drop in session so that the local community could come and talk to use about our plans.  It was a really good day and we spoke to lots of local residents and businesses.  This is always a really valuable thing for us to do as the people who know the area best are the locals and they can help us to plan to do the work in a way which will cause the minimum amount of disruption for the community.

“We started working in Station Road and Main Road last week and to make sure we can keep everyone safe, we’ve had to use temporary traffic lights while we’re laying the new pipes there. Once that part of the work is complete, we’ll be moving on to Victoria Road where we’ll be able to keep the road open and just use signs instead. During that time we’ll try and allow as much vehicle access as possible for residents and businesses.

“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.”