Severn Trent invests £2m to upgrade waste network in Walsall Wood

Friday 15th January 2021

Severn Trent is pressing ahead with plans to upgrade the waste network in Walsall Wood, by installing a new sewer pipe and pumping station at its treatment works on Green Lane.

The water and waste company is investing over £2m to carry out this essential work, which will provide customers with a reliable service for years to come, as well as reducing the risk of flooding on nearby roads and a local SSSI (site of special scientific interest).

Work to remove the existing pumping station and replace it with a new one will begin on Monday 18th January and will take until the middle of August to complete. Customers living nearby will notice increased activity during this time, with the majority of work taking place inside the entrance to the treatment works.

Cat Webb, from Severn Trent, said: “This major investment is great news for customers in Walsall Wood, who are set to benefit by having a reliable waste network for years to come. These improvements will also help to protect the local environment from flooding, as well as nearby roads.”  

Cat added: “This essential work will mean there’ll be increased activity in the area, especially near to the entrance of our treatment works, just off Green Lane. We want to reassure everyone that we’ll be doing our best to minimise any disruption. We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.“