Our work in Yoxall is soon to be complete – we're opening the B5016 four weeks ahead of schedule

We're delighted to report that our work on the B5016 to create a new sewerage system in and around Yoxall will be finished by the 25th April 2019, four weeks ahead of schedule.  We will still need to complete the work on the two pumping stations after Easter, but this is on private land and so shouldn’t cause any more inconvenience.

The work, which started in September last year, and was due to be complete at the end of May, is part of a £1.8million scheme to provide a new sewer pipes and two new sewage pumping stations for the area. 

Noor Kanber, programme engineer from Severn Trent, explains: “We’re absolutely committed to providing new sewerage systems in rural communities, where existing private drainage is harming the environment or a risk to public health.  So we decided to invest in a brand new sewerage system for Yoxall and the surrounding area.  Some customers were quite concerned about how this work would affect them, but our teams and our contract partner, Amey, worked really hard to get the work along the B5016 done as quickly as possible to make sure we caused the absolute minimum disruption. 

“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 most efficient way, so we’re delighted that we’ll be finishing this work earlier than planned.  When all of the work is finished, the new sewerage system will provide a wonderful service to our customers for decades to come.”