New sewers for Derbyshire village

08 March 2016

We've started work to prevent sewer flooding near to the village of Edensor in Bakewell, Derbyshire. The £600,000 investment will see the main sewer pipe running through Chatsworth Deer Park replaced and improvements made to a local pumping station.

Graham Robinson, programme engineer at Severn Trent, explains: “The sewer, which pumps waste water from Edensor and Chatsworth onto Baslow sewage treatment works on Bakewell Road, has been serving the community for about 40 years now. It’s done a great job, but in recent years has become more brittle and has burst on occasions. When this has happened we’ve had to use tankers to take sewage away from the area. This isn’t good enough and doesn’t provide our customers with the reliable service we expect, which is why we’re investing so heavily to replace the sewer pipe.”

“Much of the work is happening in fields next to Bakewell Road, near Baslow sewage treatment works, but there will be traffic lights in place to allow materials and machinery to be delivered. We hope these traffic lights don’t cause too much disruption for the local community.”

The work, which is being carried out by our contract partners, NMCNomenca, will then move onto Edensor and Chatsworth Deer Park. It is expected that all of the work will be completed by May 2016.

Graham adds: “We’re really sorry for any inconvenience our vital work may cause. We’re working hard to minimise this, and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. The work won’t take long, but the new pipe will be in place for many years to come.”