Hampton Magna set for £250,000 of new water pipes

11th October 2016

Work is ready to begin in Hampton Magna next week on a £250,000 Severn Trent scheme to replace over a mile of old water pipes in the Warwickshire village.

Michael Holder, Severn Trent programme engineer, explains: “These pipes have been serving the locals of Hampton Magna for many years, so naturally they’re coming to the end of their useful life. We don’t want our customers to experience interruptions to their water supply because of leaks or bursts, so we’re replacing the old pipes with new ones to make sure everyone will have reliable, top quality drinking water.

“To keep everybody safe we’ll be using traffic lights while we carry out this work as we know how much of an inconvenience it is to have full road closures, so we’re doing this work while still keeping roads open to cause as little disruption as possible.”

The work, which will be carried out by Severn Trent’s contract partner Laing O’Rourke, is due to start on 17 October and is planned to be completed by early Spring 2017. Work will begin on Hunt Close before moving on to Field Barn Road and Styles Close.

Michael continues, “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.”