Severn Trent to invest £250,000 on new water pipes for Derbyshire village

Thursday 15 June

Severn Trent is investing almost £250k on brand new water pipes for North Wingfield to prevent leaks and bursts.

The company is planning to replace 1.6km of pipes in North Wingfield, near Chesterfield, to provide local people with an even better water supply.

John Springett, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, explains: “The existing pipes have been in place for a long time so, in order to prevent any problems occurring in the future, we’ve taken the decision to replace them.“

This work will be really beneficial for local people and will make sure they have a reliable supply of water for many years to come.”

The company will be carrying out the work on White Leas Avenue, Greenland Close, Wayside Close, Ashford Avenue and Beeley Close.The project is due to start on Tuesday 20 June and should take around eight weeks to complete.

John continues: “Contractors from Laing O’Rourke will be carrying out the work and will work hard to minimise disruption and get everything finished as quickly as possible.

“To make sure the engineers can work safely there will be some temporary road closures in place while the work is carried out, and we’d like to apologise in advance for any disruption this causes.”

The project forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.