Severn Trent begins £800,000 water improvement project in Nottinghamshire

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Water company Severn Trent has started essential work this week to improve its network in Nottinghamshire.

The company is investing £800,000 to renew the water pipes in the Newark area between the villages of Norwell and Ossington, to help provide customers with a water supply they can rely on for years to come. 

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent said: “We know how important it is to have water when you need it, so projects like this are vital in making sure we can keep the water flowing through our network, and into our customers’ homes.

“This work means we’re reducing the chances of pipes bursting and causing problems, meaning customers can have a water supply they can trust.”

Severn Trent partners North Midland Construction will be carrying out the work on behalf of the company, which is expected to be complete by February and which will see nearly two miles of pipes replaced.

To carry out the work safely, Norwell Road will be closed from October to December with a fully signposted diversion in place. This will be followed by a four week closure on Ossington Road to allow the final section of work to be complete.

“We know there’s never a good time to close roads but we hope this doesn’t cause too much of a disruption,” adds Gareth. “We hope our customers appreciate just how important this work is as it will help protect the water supply for years to come.” 

The project forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,300 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.  

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