Multi-million pound scheme to replace 25km of water pipes in Rutland complete

28 August 2019

Midlands water company Severn Trent has been carrying out the £4.5m scheme to replace older water pipes across the county since the end of last year but the great news is that all of the work has now been completed.

The project began in December last year and has seen work carried out in Stretton, Wing, North Luffenham, Lydington, Bisbrooke, Braunston, Langham, Thiselton, Owston and Oakham.

During the course of the work, 8km of pipes had to be laid across fields, meaning engineers had to take account of great crested newts, bats, badgers, livestock and numerous streams.

Jon Pumfrey, Severn Trent Project Manager, said: “We’d just like to thank everyone in Rutland for their understanding while we carried out this really important work.

“We understand that it can be a pain in the short-term while we carry out the work but, in the long-term, local people will be able to enjoy a wonderful water supply for years to come.”