Severn Trent begins Windmill Hill upgrade in Coventry

Friday 17th December 2021

Severn Trent has started work to upgrade the water network in Coventry, providing customers in the area with a modern and reliable water supply for years to come.

The water company has begun essential work to replace a kilometre of ageing water pipes with brand new ones along The Windmill Hill in Allesley, which will help to improve reliability and reduce the number of leaks and bursts.

Work will take place on The Windmill Hill between the junctions of Birmingham Road and Butt Lane, as well as on Cameron Close, Harvey Close and Mackenzie Close. The project is expected to take six months to complete.

It forms part of a £3 million pipe replacement scheme across Warwickshire, which includes plans to replace 15km of water pipes in total. 

Shannon Currall from Severn Trent, said: “We’re making sure customers in Warwickshire have a reliable water supply. That’s why we’re carrying out this major investment in the area, to replace over 15 km of ageing pipes with brand new ones.

“We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise disruption and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we get this essential work done.”

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