Severn Trent to install new water pipes in Powys as part of £5m investment

Thursday 21st December

 Severn Trent is to return to Powys next month to install new water pipes to provide customers with an even more reliable supply for years into the future.

The company will be completing the work between Melin-Byrhedyn and Aberhosan to replace the existing pipes with brand new ones that will provide customers with fresh drinking water.

The pipe replacement is part of a £5m investment Severn Trent is making in Powys.

Dave Kiernan, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, said: “We know how important it is for our customers to have access to water whenever they need it and that’s why we’ve taken the decision to replace the old pipes which are becoming more prone to leaks and bursts.

“We know our customers rely on us for that all important cup of tea after a long day at work and these new pipes will keep water supplies flowing in the local area for many years to come.” 

Work is due to start on Tuesday, 2 January and should take around six weeks to complete in and around Tal-Y-Wern, Melinbyrhedyn and Aberhosan, with some road closures affecting the area  

Dave continues: “The work will take place on both private land and on sections of the road, where we’ll have some traffic lights in place to keep road users and our engineers safe.

“Contractors from Amey will work hard to keep access to homes and businesses clear as much as possible and will work as quickly as they can to get everything completed.

“We’d ask customers to bear with us and we hope they’ll appreciate the great long-term benefits that these new pipes will bring.”

The scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,300 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.

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