New water pipes for Tewkesbury as part of £6.5m project

Thursday 1st April

Severn Trent will begin essential work to upgrade water pipes in The Ham, Tewkesbury on Tuesday 6 April.

The water company is replacing almost 1.6 miles of water pipes under the Severn Ham with brand new ones, to provide the area with a more resilient water supply. 

Shannon Currall, from Severn Trent, said: “We know it’s still a difficult time for a lot of people right now, but making sure that our customers have a reliable supply of water is as important as ever.  And the people of Tewkesbury understand just how important the water pipes under the Ham are – they supply the whole area with water.

"Just to reassure our customers, we’re not planning on there being any interruptions to water supplies at all. We always want there to be water for our customers when they need it, which is why this essential work improving the water network is so important to the local community, however, we also recognise that this work might be inconvenient at times. In order to maintain access within the Severn Ham, which we know is well used by the local community, defined crossing points and alternative footpath routes will be in place throughout the duration of the project.”

The work will take place from Tuesday 6 April 2021 until the end of November 2021, beginning in the field south of Mythe Water Treatment Works, before moving on to the Severn Ham. At times this will involve temporary traffic control measures on Mythe Road and Quay Street, in order to keep everyone safe. 

Shannon added: “Our teams on site will be doing all that they can to minimise disruption during this work, and we’d like to thank everyone in advance, for both their patience and understanding.”