Call for local residents to attend meeting ahead of water pipe replacement work in Shropshire

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Severn Trent is inviting local residents to a community meeting to hear about the final stages of the work to improve its water network in Shropshire.

The company has invested around £750,000 replacing two and half miles of pipes in Wem, and now wants to meet locals to talk about the last stage of the project in Barnard Street.

Dave Kiernan from Severn Trent said: “We’ve been working in Wem to replace the water pipes for the past two years, which means our customers can have a water supply that they can rely on for years to come.

“So now we want to meet with those who will benefit from our work the most before we start the final phase, to make sure we can hear any concerns they might have.”

The Severn Trent team, including partners Amey will be at St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, High Street, Shrewsbury SY4 5DP on Wednesday, 10 October, and will be available between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.

“We hope our work doesn’t cause too much disruption, which is why we want to meet everyone and talk through our plans,” said Dave. “As we’ll be working on Barnard Street, parking will be restricted for those living there, so, to help, we’re offering those customers a free parking permit.”

Work will begin on the final stages of the project in Wem at the end of October and is expected to be completed by early December 

“We look forward to seeing many people there to talk about the project, and we’re also excited for our customers to start to see the benefits of the work,” said Dave.

The scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020. 

For more information about the project visit