Severn Trent to begin installing new water pipes in Cemmaes

Thursday 1st June

Severn Trent is to begin work on installing new water pipes in Cemmaes that will provide local people with a reliable water supply for years to come.

The work forms part of the company’s £5 million investment in Powys, which will see 30 miles of water pipes replaced across the county.

This particular part of the wider project will see around six kilometres of water pipes replaced to guard against potential leaks and bursts.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “The water pipes in Cemmaes have been serving local people for many years and that’s why we’ve taken the decision to replace them now, to stop problems arising in the future.

“This is really good news for local people who will benefit from brand new pipes supplying them with a reliable water source for many years to come.”

Work is due to begin on Monday 12 June on the A470 near the river bridge in Glantwymyn and will continue towards Cemmaes village. Once that is complete the company will also be replacing pipes in Cwm-Llinau heading towards the Bryn Uchel Caravan Park.

If everything goes to plan the first phase of the scheme will take around five weeks to complete. Engineers will then return to the village in September to complete the rest of the work which should be finished by the end of the year.

Gareth added: “To allow our contractors from Amey to work safely there will be times when we’ll need to have temporary traffic lights in place on the A470. Our engineers will be carrying out some initial investigation work from Monday 5 June so local people may see us in the area digging some trial holes. We’ll work as quickly as we can to get everything completed and will keep local people updated throughout.”

For more information about the work visit To receive weekly text updates on the progress of the work from Amey text the word CEMMAES to 01952 780333.