Next stage of work to begin for Severn Trent’s £2m project in Market Harborough

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Severn Trent’s £2 million investment in Market Harborough is progressing well, as the company begins the next stage of work on Rupert Road.

The company is replacing water pipes in the town, which will provide the area with a reliable water supply for years to come.

Lisa Orme, community communications officer said: “We really want to make sure our network is in the best possible condition, so projects like this are so important for our customers in the area.

“By replacing the older pipes, we’re making sure they’re less likely to burst and cause problems – and the next stage of this project will see us starting on Rupert Road.”

Severn Trent will begin work next week on Rupert Road, before moving on to Western Avenue and Fairfax Road.

Working partners Amey are carrying out the work on behalf of the company, with this section of work expected to be complete by August.

“So our teams and road users can be safe as we work, there will be traffic lights and signage in place for the duration of the work,” adds Lisa. “We’re sorry if this does cause some disruption, but every effort is being made to cause as little inconvenience as possible.”

This 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.

“When we’re complete, the people of Market Harborough will have a water supply they can enjoy for years to come, and we’re really thankful for everyone’s patience and understanding as we work in the town,” adds Lisa.

For information on the work in Market Harborough, please visit