Severn Trent customers in Leicestershire to benefit from £300,000 water pipe upgrade 

17th April 2023

Severn Trent is preparing to deliver a significant, £309,890 upgrade to the water network in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

The programme will see the replacement of 835m of water pipes around the Castle Street and Mount Road areas of the town. These works will make sure the local network is more resilient to issues which can impact customer supply, such as bursts and leaks. 

This is just part of Severn Trent’s investment in the area, which also includes £15 million which will be spent on creating a brand-new wetland. Part of Severn Trent’s Great Big Nature Boost initiative, the wetland will help to maintain levels of flow all year round and improve the water quality within Sketchley Brook, improving the habitat for local wildlife.

Lisa Orme, Community Communications Officer at Severn Trent, said: “We are undertaking this project to replace old pipes with new, upgrading the system and ensure a reliable water supply both now and into the future.”

The works – which are being undertaken in phases - will begin on 24 April and are expected to be completed by early September 2023.

Due to the locations of the pipes to be replaced and for the safety of our teams and other road users, some traffic management will be in place throughout the works. Access to schools and businesses will be maintained at all times. Access to the hospital, homes, shops and businesses will be maintained throughout the works.

Lisa Orme continued: “We understand that roadworks can be inconvenient but are necessary to make sure that we can complete this work as quickly and safely as possible. I'd like to thank everyone in advance for their patience while we make this really important upgrade.”

There is a private Facebook group for the local community to find out more and receive regular updates on the scheme. Visit to request access.  

For more information on the scheme, visit and search for Hinckley.