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Severn Trent invests over £400,000 in new pipes in the Coalville area

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Severn Trent is investing more than £400,000 to replace water pipes for people living around Coalville to ensure they continue to receive a reliable water supply for years to come.

The project will see nearly two-and-a-half miles of new pipes laid around the Coalville area as part of a replacement programme to replace older pipes with new ones.

Mike Holder, programme engineer for Severn Trent, says: “We always want our customers to have a consistent, dependable water supply, so replacing the older pipes with new ones means they’ll experience fewer interruptions and still receive top quality drinking water.

“We originally started this work in October but we quickly recognised that issues on the M1 were having a knock-on effect on our roadworks. With this in mind, we went away and worked with Leicestershire County Council to come up with a plan that should get round those issues.

“We’ll now be starting work on January 9, along Beveridge Lane towards Bardon Road, and we’ll be using a mixture of traffic lights and lane closures to ensure the safety of our team and drivers and pedestrians. We’ll then move on to Bardon Road, which we’ll be working on during the February half-term to minimise any traffic disruption on the A511.

“The next stage starts in April, where we’ll also be working during Easter half-term to minimise any traffic disruptions, and we’ll be starting at the Flying Horse Pub, working towards Charnwood Arms. We’ll work with a lane closure on Shaw Lane and then we’ll be working with road and junction closures on Copt Oak Road and Stanton Road.”

Severn Trent working partners Laing O’Rourke will be carrying out the work.

“We’re really sorry if this work causes any inconvenience, and our priority is to minimise disruption as possible while offering our customers a great service going forwards,” added Mike.  

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