Leicester locals invited to hear about next phase of £2 million investment for new pipes in the city

Friday 6th January 2017

Severn Trent is inviting residents of Leicester to come and learn more about plans for the next phase of its work in the city.

The investment is part of a wider £2million scheme that Severn Trent is carrying out that will see water pipes upgraded across Leicester.

This section, which is due to start mid-January on Newport Road, will see water pipes upgraded and modernised across the Newfoundpool area of Leicester, and a special drop-in session has been organised to talk local people through the plans.

Paul Evans from Severn Trent says: “Some of the pipes we’ll be replacing are decades old so we’ll be introducing more modern ones that will help to improve the supply to our customers in Newfoundpool. We think people will be able to see a real difference once the work’s completed.”

Severn Trent contract partners Laing O’Rourke will carry out the work, which is due to be completed in Spring 2017.

“We’re eager to discuss our plans with local residents, so the team is heading to Leicester where we’ll be available to chat about the work and explain the benefits in greater detail,” said Paul.

The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday 10 January at Active Arts Centre (formerly Newfoundpool Neighbourhood Centre), Pool Road, Leicester, LE3 9GH between 2pm and 7pm.

“We’re continually committed to improving the water quality for all of our customers.” adds Paul. “This investment will allow us to deliver a top quality water supply for many years so we hope to see as many of the local residents there on Tuesday.”

Severn Trent has invested the equivalent of £1,600 for every home and business they served between 2015 and 2016, and this project is one of many across the company’s region that sees the majority of the 8 million Severn Trent customers benefiting from improvements to the waste and water network.