Severn Trent begins water network upgrade in Derbyshire village

Tuesday 24th August

Severn Trent has begun essential work to upgrade the water network in Cressbrook, Derbyshire.

The water company is investing over £100,000 and replacing 595 meters of ageing pipes with brand new ones, to help reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area.

The team started on Lower Wood at the junction of Middle Row on Monday 16 August, they will then move onto Bottom Hill and will complete Middle Row at the junction of Lower Wood by the middle of October 2021.

To keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe during the works, temporary road closures will be set up during the works. Access to properties, businesses and pedestrians will be maintained and a signed diversion route will be in place throughout. 

Lisa Orme from Severn Trent, said: “Every so often, we need to replace old water pipes, as the risk of bursts and leaks increases as pipes get older. To make sure our customers have a reliable water supply long into the future, you’ll see our teams working in Cressbrook 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.”