in Harby has finished leaving a brand new water pipe network for the village
We're delighted to report that all of the work in Harby is now finished, leaving a brand new water pipe network that should provide wonderful water to the village for generations to come.
The work, which started in September last year, was a £450,000 scheme to replace over 2km of water pipes in the village and is part of a wider £3M investment in the area.
Helen Purdy, from our community team, explains what happened: “We know when we carry out work that it can be disruptive to our customers, and we’re always checking to make sure we’re working in the least troublesome way. We worked really closely with the local community in Harby, and we’d like to say a big thank you in particular to the Parish Council who let us
borrow their car park for residents while we worked on Nether Street. We then returned the favour by loaning them some barriers whilst the car park was resurfaced.
“We also spoke to Harby C of E Primary School to make sure we didn’t get in the way of their annual fundraiser walk/run event – the last thing we want is to ruin plans for things like that. We even provided the runners with free water during the event.
“We’re delighted to say that all of the work in the village is now finished and the new pipes will supply wonderful water to our customers for decades to come.”
A representative from Clawson, Hose & Harby Parish Council said: ““Severn Trent was extremely helpful with making sure the Parish Council and residents were aware of where and when the work was going to take place, ensuring access was available to the car park and the loaning of barriers while it was being resurfaced.”
Harby C of E Primary School said: “Severn Trent moved swiftly and efficiently around our village causing very little disruption and continually communicating and updating the local school with their plans, so disturbance to children and parents was minimal. Nothing was too much trouble and they could not do enough to ensure work went as smoothly as possible.”
Our water pipe replacement work now continues out of Harby towards Bottesford, where a further £1M of investment will see another 8km of water pipes being renewed.