Severn Trent invests £2m in Wolverhampton to upgrade water network

Thursday 1st July 2021

Severn Trent has begun essential work to upgrade the water network in Wolverhampton.

The water company is investing over £2m to install 9km of brand-new pipes across the Bantock Park area, to help reduce the number of leaks and bursts. 

Work began earlier this month and the major network upgrade is expected to take approximately seven months to complete.  Work started on Hughes Avenue and will move from street to street across the whole area.

Catherine Webb from Severn Trent, said: “We know it’s still a challenging time for many people right now, but making sure our customers have a reliable water supply is as vital now as it’s ever been. That’s why residents in Wolverhampton will see our teams working in the area to carry out these essential upgrades.

“The old pipes are up to 50 years old in places and are getting a bit leaky at times.  Now is the right time to replace them with brand new pipes and by doing so, we think we’ll be saving the equivalent of 80,000 litres of water or 140,780 pints of beer a day!”

Catherine added: “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. Once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern and reliable water network that will last for generations.”