New water pipes for Coleshill

9th August 2016

Severn Trent starts work later this month (22 August) to replace four miles worth of old water pipes in Coleshill.  But before work begins, the company wants to invite local residents to a drop-in session to hear more about the plans.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, comments: “Some of the water pipes in the Coventry Road area of Coleshill have grown old, and that means they’ve become brittle and weak. There have already been a number of bursts in the area which can affect the service we provide, so we must act now to install the new water pipes to make sure our customers have a reliable water supply.

“This work is part of a £680,000 investment we’re making and we’re keen to tell the local community about our plans. We’re holding a public exhibition on Thursday 11 August 2016 at the Town Hall, High Street, Coleshill, B46 3BG between 3pm and 7pm. We’d encourage local people to come along, meet the team and learn more about our work, but to also give their views - after all, the people who know the area best are the local residents.”

Severn Trent confirmed that work will begin on 22 August in Coventry Road between the junction with Stonebridge Road and Packington Lane, and will finish in Hudson Ave in spring 2017. More information about this will be available at the drop-in session.

Gareth added: “We know that this work could cause some inconvenience and closing roads may cause disruption for the local community, but we need to do this to keep everyone who uses the roads safe. We will working hard to minimise disruption to the Coventry Road, and everyone will still be able to have access to the school and properties throughout the work. We’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected, and to ask for their patience. This work will help us to keep the water running for our customers for many years to come.”