Severn Trent begins network improvements in Gobowen

Friday 26th November 2021

Severn Trent kicked off essential work to upgrade the waste network in Gobowen this week, to help prevent any future flooding in the Shropshire village.

The water and waste company is investing £275,000 to install a new 100 metre sewer pipe along Fernhill Lane, which will provide customers with a modern and reliable service that will last for generations.

Severn Trent engineers began work from Monday 22nd November. The project will take around seven weeks to complete.

Catherine Webb from Severn Trent said: “This project was due to start last month, but unfortunately, it was delayed due to our contractor going into administration.  We absolutely understand just how important this work is to local residents who’ve been affected by flooding and we’ve worked really hard to get a new team on board - ready to start work as soon as possible.

“This essential work will mean they’ll be increased activity while we’re working in the area, but we’d like to reassure everyone that together with our contractor, we’ll be doing everything within our power to minimise any potential disruption.”

Catherine added: “Once the work is complete, residents in Gobowen are set to benefit from a reliable waste network for years to come.”

To keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe, temporary traffic management will be in place throughout the project. Access to properties and businesses will be maintained at all times.