Long Clawson residents invited to drop-in session ahead of £260,000 Severn Trent water pipe renewal project 

26th July 2023

Severn Trent is inviting customers in Long Clawson to learn more about an upcoming £260,000 project to replace 1km of pipework to the village.  

Work will start on Monday 7th August, and will upgrade the pipework to help reduce the risk of customer supply interruptions through incidents such as bursts., and ensure the network is ready to meet future demands including population growth and climate change.  

The Severn Trent team will be on-hand to answer any questions about the works at a community drop-in session on Tuesday 1 August from 15:00 to 18:00 at Long Clawson Village Hall, LE14 4NA.   

Helen Purdy, Community Communications Officer at Severn Trent, said: “By proactively upgrading our network, we’re able to replace aging pipes which are more prone to things like leaks and bursts and ensure a more secure water supply for our customers. A drop-in session like this allows us to meet those who might be affected by the work, provide more information and answer any questions that people may have. 

“We encourage locals to come along to this event to drop in, meet the team and find out more about the benefits that this programme will bring to the community.”   

The work will begin on 7 August 2023 and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2023.  Residents will still be able to access the village with a signed diversion for all other traffic for the duration of the project.  

Helen added: “While we understand that roadworks can be frustrating they’re needed to help us keep everyone safe and enable us to complete this important upgrade as quickly as possible.  We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.” 
For more information, visit www.stw.works and search for Melton Road, Long Clawson.