Severn Trent begin next phase of £4.5m investment in Rutland 

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Water company Severn Trent is set to begin the next phase of a major project to lay 25km of brand new pipes in Rutland.

Work will begin to replace old water pipes on Main Street in Lyddington next week (week commencing Monday 25th March), which is expected to take up to three weeks. A temporary road closure will be put in place along a section of Main Street, to allow engineers to carry out the work as quickly and as safely as possible. A diversion will be in place and access to homes and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.

The £4.5 million investment, which will ensure customers continue to get a reliable source of wonderful water now and in the future, has already seen work completed in Stretton Village, Wing, North Luffenham, Bisbrooke, Braunston and most recently, the Oakham end of West Road, since the project began back in September 2018. 

The final phase of the overall project across Rutland will see engineers move on to Langham Village, beginning week commencing Monday 29th April.

Jon Pumfrey, from Severn Trent, explains: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.  We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it. That’s why we’re laying the brand new water pipes in Rutland. We’ve completed the first phase of the project in Stretton village, Wing, North Luffenham, Lyddington, Bisbrooke and Braunston and now we’re moving on to Lyddington. 

“This work is really important to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward. We’re doing all we can to help minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up-to-date with progress, and we’d like to ask the local community for their continued patience while we put the new pipes in place.  But once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will provide wonderful water for many years to come.” 

Severn Trent aims to complete all of the work by August 2019.