Severn Trent customers to see benefits of £17m of upgrades  in Crowle and Ealand, Scunthorpe 

15th November 2023

Residents of Crowle and Ealand in Lincolnshire will soon see the benefits of two improvement projects from Severn Trent to help reduce flooding and improve the quality of local watercourses.

Work is already underway on a £10 million flood alleviation scheme in the Lindum Grove area of Crowle to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the area.  

The project will see capacity increased across the local wastewater network, including upsizing of pipework and boosting the size of pumping stations.

Work is also due to start on Monday 20th November on a £7 million project which will see a significant increase to capacity at the Crowle Sewage Treatment Works, ensuring the site is able to process greater volumes of wastewater.

Rebecca Ball, Community Communications Officer at Severn Trent, said: “We completely understand that any form of flooding can be really distressing, which is why this kind of investment is so important to provide the community with additional peace of mind that our network is ready to meet the demands of a growing population and additional pressures from climate change.”

Severn Trent is working together with North Lincolnshire Council and the Water Management Consortium to install pipework collaboratively and reduce the number of roadworks that might cause disruption to residents.  

Rebecca added: “We always try to minimise disruption around any of our works, however there may be some additional construction traffic on the road while we make these important updates to our network, and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this might cause.  

“We are currently undertaking some preliminary works which are expected to take the rest of the year and will be scheduling a drop-in session for residents in the New Year ahead of the start of the main construction phase.”

For more information, visit Planned Improvements | In My Area | Severn Trent Water ( and search for Crowle.