Mickleover locals to have their say on Severn Trent water pipe plans
Friday 16th February
Severn Trent is to meet with people in Mickleover ahead of plans to install new, more reliable water pipes in the area.
The planned work is part of a £6.5m investment in new pipes in and around Derby that is taking place over the next 18 months.
John Springett, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is the next phase of our major investment in new pipes for Derby that will make sure our customers have water whenever they need it.
“The existing pipes have been in place for a long time so this is really essential work to prevent leaks and bursts happening in the future.
“Before we start the work we want to meet with as many local people as possible to share our plans and to answer any questions they might have.”
The community drop-in session will take place at St John’s Church in Devonshire Drive, Mickleover on Tuesday 20 February between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
Work is due to start at the end of February and engineers will start at the east side of Station Road from Onslow Road, working in sections down to Uttoxeter Road.
John continues: “We hope to see as many local people as possible at the drop-in session so we can provide more information about the work.
“Once the project is underway the roads will be open but there will be some traffic restrictions to allow our contractors from Amey to work safely. These will be fully signposted and the engineers will work as hard as possible to complete the work quickly and safely.
“This is really essential work and will provide local people with a reliable supply of our wonderful water for many years to come.”
The scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.
For more information about the project visit www.stw.works.