New Year brings new sewers for Normanton

06 January 2016

We've started work this week to build a brand new pumping station and install new sewers in Normanton, Nottinghamshire. This investment, which is more than half a million pounds, will prevent future sewer flooding for residents in the village.  

Chris Keys, programme engineer at Severn Trent, explains: “The village of Normanton has seen some development over the last few years and the existing sewers are struggling to cope. So it’s important that we build another sewer to deal with the extra capacity. This new sewer will take surface water away, leaving the existing sewers to look after our customers’ waste water.”

Work to build the new sewer has started this week in Main Street, between Harvest Cottage and Normanton Court, and will continue for the next 10 weeks.

Chris comments: “To complete our work in Main Street safely we’ve had to close a section of the road between Harvest Cottage and Normanton Court. We’ve put a diversion in place and we’re working with residents who are directly affected by the work. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but this additional sewer will help to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and help protect our customers’ homes in the future.”

In addition, we're building a brand new pumping station, which will provide additional storage during times of heavy rain.

Chris explains: “The new pumping station will be able to store rain water when the weather is particularly bad, managing the flow of water through the sewers, which means they won’t overflow and flood the local area. We hope that this work doesn’t cause too much disruption and we really appreciate everyone’s patience while we’re working in Normanton.”

We've worked closely with Leicestershire County Council before starting the work, which is being carried out by our contract partners, NMCNomenca. For any questions on the improvements in Normanton, email: