Next stage of work begins in Stafford
29 January 2016
Severn Trent’s £15 million investment in Stafford’s water and sewer pipes is now continuing in the Radford Bank area of the town, and the company is inviting local residents to drop-in session to hear more about the next stage of work planned.
Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “As residents of Stafford will know, we’ve been working in the area since January 2015, but we put our work on hold over Christmas, to give local community a break over the festive period. However, we’re now returning to Radford Bank to continue our work to make the water supplies and sewer pipes more reliable, and are keen to tell the local community all about it. Therefore, we’re holding a drop-in session on Thursday 4 February at Wildwood Community Centre, Winchester Court, ST17 4TB, between 10am and 7pm.
“We’d encourage local people to come along and learn more about the next part of work, but to also give their views - after all, the people who know the area best are the local residents. This work could be tricky, and while we think we’ve found the best way of laying the pipes with the minimum impact, we’re hoping that by talking to the community, they’ll help us to find those little gems of information which can make a huge difference to our plans.”
Severn Trent’s contract partner, Amey, who has already laid more than nine miles of pipes, plan to start laying the latest pipes at the beginning of February. To keep the workforce and everyone who uses the road safe, there will be temporary traffic lights in place, and more information about this will be available at the drop-in session.
Gareth added: “We know that we may cause some inconvenience for the local community, and we’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected by this work, and to ask for their patience. This work will help us to keep the water and sewers running for our customers for years to come.”
For more information about the work, you can visit our microsite at stw.works/staffordstw, or use #StaffordSTW to contact us on Twitter.