Severn Trent begins network upgrade in Malvern

Tuesday 18th May, 2021

Severn Trent has begun essential work to upgrade the water network in Malvern, providing customers with a modern and reliable water supply for years to come.

The water company is investing £100,000 to replace 350m of ageing pipes with brand-new ones across the Barnard’s Green area of the town, to help increase water pressure and reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area.

The project started on Poolbrook Road, after the junction with Bye Road at the start of May. Engineers will move along the road, finishing on Barnard’s Green Road, at the junction with Pound Bank Road by the end of July.

To keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe, temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project.

Cat Webb 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 the area 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.”