Severn Trent begins network upgrade in Elton

Monday 26th July 2021

Severn Trent will begin essential work to upgrade the water network in Elton, near Matlock this week, providing customers with a modern and reliable water supply for years to come. 

The water company is investing £340,000 to replace two and a half kilometres of ageing pipes with brand-new ones across the Derbyshire village, to help reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area.

The project will start on Chadwick Hill, near to Islington Lane from Monday 26th July. Engineers will then move through the village, along Winster Lane, Main Street, West End and finishing on Gratton Lane, near to Oddo House Farm. The project is expected to take 10 weeks to complete. 

To keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe, temporary road closures will be in place at different phases throughout the project. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. 

Lisa Orme from Severn Trent, said: “We know it’s still a challenging time for many people right now, but making sure our customers have a reliable water supply is as vital now as it’s ever been. That’s why you’ll see our teams working in Elton to carry out these essential upgrades.

“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. Once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern and reliable water network that will last for generations.”