Powys pipes ahead of schedule, aiming to finish before Christmas

Severn Trent’s £5 million investment into Powys is making good progress, with the work in New Mills already three weeks ahead of schedule.

The investment into the area will result in nearly 30 miles of water pipes being replaced across Powys, providing local people with a reliable, dependable water supply.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent said: “This project is making great progress, so, after speaking with Powys Council, we thought it would make sense to bring the rest of the work forward, so we can be out of everyone’s way in time for Christmas.

“As we’re ahead of schedule, we’re going to take on the rest of the work on Llanfair Road, starting from Monday 12 December. To get this done, and to make sure our team can work safely while also keeping other road users safe, we’ll have to close the section of Llanfair Road between New Mills and Manafon Reservoir, but we’re aiming to re-open everything by 22 December.”

Severn Trent contract partners Amey are continuing to carry out the work on this project.

“We understand there’s no good time to close a road,” said Gareth. “But, with work making steady progress, we’re hopeful that everyone in New Mills will start to see the benefits of this investment before Christmas.”

Anyone who wants to receive weekly text updates from Amey about the progress of the work should text ADFA to 01952 780333.