Oakham drop-in session a success as Severn Trent prepares to start new £1.5m project

Thursday 26th January

Severn Trent met with dozens of local people in Oakham yesterday (Wednesday 25 January) to share more information about a £1.5m project to install new water pipes in the town.

The company plans to start the work on the scheme to replace almost 4km of water pipes on Monday 6 February on Station Road at the junction with Burley Road.

Michael Holder, from Severn Trent, explains: “It was great to be able to speak directly to so many people in Oakham yesterday and explain some of the great benefits this scheme will have.

“Oakham’s existing pipes are getting older and could become more prone to leaks and bursts – that’s why we’ve taken the decision to make this investment and make sure we can provide reliable water supplies to our customers for years to come. The new pipes will also help to improve the quality of the water for all our customers.

“This is a big project that will continue for most of this year and we’re really keen to work with local people and local businesses to minimise the impact of the scheme on their day to day lives.”

The first phase of the work will see temporary traffic lights in place at the junction of Station Road and Burley Road to allow engineers from our contractors Amey to safely install the new pipes.

To register for free updates from Amey about the progress of the scheme text OAKHAM to 01952 780333.