Hear more about work to prevent sewer flooding

11 February 2016

Severn Trent’s plans to invest more than £1 million to prevent sewer flooding for residents in the Wetlands View, Newcastle-under-Lyme, will start later this month. Before work begins, the company is inviting local residents to a drop-in session to hear more about the plans.

Phil Smith, programme engineer for Severn Trent, comments: “The sewer pipes in Watlands View aren’t working as well as we’d like, and when it rains heavily the sewer system struggles to cope, so we need to carry out this essential work to prevent sewer flooding in the area. 

“We’d encourage local residents to come along to the drop-in to hear about the work. We’ll be at Wolstanton URC Church, Watlands View, ST5 8AQ on Wednesday 17 February between 4pm and 7pm; everyone is welcome to pop by and meet the team and to get an update and hear more about the project.”

The work, which will begin on 22 February, will last for approximately five months, and will start in the path adjacent to Watlands View for six weeks, before moving onto Watlands View for the remainder of the work. 

Phil adds: “We’d really like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we carry out this work.  We won’t be there for long and this essential work will make sure we can prevent sewer flooding for our customers in Watlands View for many years to come.”