Emergency sewer repairs completed a week early

07 February 2016

Severn Trent has finished its emergency sewer repairs on the A514, Swarkestone Road in Derbyshire a week ahead of schedule, and has now reopened the road.

Zelia Lyne, from Severn Trent, said: “We’re pleased to announce that we’ve finished repairs to the damaged sewer on the A514 a week early and the road is now open. This is thanks to the teams who have worked efficiently to fix the damaged pipe and get the road back to normal.

“We’d like to thank the local community for their understanding and patience while we’ve been working in the area. We know that closing the A514 has caused some inconvenience for local businesses and residents, and we’re really grateful for their cooperation. 

Severn Trent, who started repairing the pipe last Monday (1 February), has replaced 20 metres of damaged sewer pipe. Zelia explains: “The sewer pipe had some significant damage so it was absolutely necessary to do these repairs as soon as possible to avoid the damage getting worse and sewage leaking into the local area, which could have caused flooding and pollution for our customers. 

“We’d like to thank everyone again for their patience, and hope they can appreciate that this was short term pain, and the pipe is now back working to serve the community.”