We've announced another drop in session to show the people of Romsley what is happening with our work to develop an alternative supply of water for Birmingham. The new pipeline is needed to allow for the modernisation and refurbishment of the Elan Valley Aqueduct (EVA), which has been an important source of water to the city for over 100 years. As well as the new pipeline itself, a new water tank will also be built just outside of Romsley village.
Carol Bloor, said: “Having consulted widely over the last couple of years, we’re very conscious of our responsibilities to people who may be affected by this work. We’ve been working with the Romsley Community Liaison Group for a long time now and they’ve been representing the local residents, but we all feel like now is a good time to meet with the wider community so they have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the work.
“There’s always been a lot of interest in the project and we hope that the community will continue to be involved and come and talk to us about what’s happening in the village. We’ll be at Waseley Country Park, Gannow Green Lane, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9AT on Tuesday 28 March, from 4pm – 7pm.”
This is all part of our Birmingham Resilience Project, as Carol explains: “We need to make sure our customers across the region continue to get a reliable water supply. This project is the biggest engineering challenge we have ever done and we’re investing around £300M. As part of the project, We'll be building a new water intake and pumping station near Lickhill, a break pressure tank just outside of Romsley, and laying a new water pipeline for 25km from Lickhill to Frankley in Birmingham. Although the project’s main aim is to make water supplies for Birmingham more resilient, it will have benefits for our customers right across our region.”