Severn Trent begins major network upgrade in Melton Mowbray

Tuesday 24th August

Severn Trent is set to begin essential work to upgrade the water network in the Melton Mowbray area, providing customers with a modern and reliable water supply for years to come. 

The water company is investing £7.5m to replace 15 kilometres of ageing pipes with brand-new ones to help reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area.

The project will start in Burton Lazars on Melton Road from Monday 6 September. To keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe, temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project, as the work progresses.

Work is expected to finish in Burton Lazars in October 2021.

Helen Purdy from Severn Trent, said: “We want to make sure customers in the Melton Mowbray area have a modern and reliable water supply for years to come. That’s why we’re investing around £7m in the area, to replace 15 kilometres of aging pipes with brand new ones.

“We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise the disruption and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we get this essential work done.”

Helen added: “During our site investigations earlier this year, we came across some fascinating discoveries. Along the stretch of pipes we’re upgrading, we found several Great Crested Newt habitats and areas of archaeological interest going back to the iron age!

“These discoveries meant that we had to do further exploration and work closely with Historic England, Natural England and the local authority to find an alternative route for the work, that wouldn’t affect these sensitive areas.”

The next phase of the scheme will take place in the surrounding fields and the project will culminate in Waltham on the Wolds in 2022.