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Severn Trent deploys more pumps to protect customers in Worcestershire

10 February 2016

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To further help protect customers in Worcestershire, Severn Trent is to deploy pumps in Bewdley later today.

With the River Severn still running very high after the rain over the weekend and on Monday, Severn Trent has already fitted pumps in Worcester and in Upton to help protect customers, and has now decided to deploy five pumps in Bewdley as well.

Simon Carey, Senior Network Technician for Severn Trent, said: “This is a precautionary measure designed to protect our customers should the town experience further rainfall over the next week or so. We want to do all we can, together with the other agencies involved in flood prevention, to keep our customers safe and well.”

As part of the response, the company has also fitted an additional pump to protect customers at Upton, with the pumps located at Waterside and at New Street in the town.

The Severn Trent pumps are part of a mutli-agency response with the Environment Agency to control flood water getting into the sewers and on into people’s homes.

Severn Trent continues to monitor the situation closely, and to work with the Environment Agency.

 

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Severn Trent Water is the UK’s second biggest water company.  It serves more than 4.3m homes and business customers in England and Wales. Its region stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber. The company delivers almost two billion litres of water every day through 46,000km of pipes. A further 91,000km of sewer pipes take waste water away to more than 1,000 sewage treatment works.

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