Severn Trent invests £300,000 in Shropshire to upgrade water network

Thursday 1st July 2021

Severn Trent has begun essential work to upgrade the water network in Shropshire.
The water company is investing £300,000 to install 3km of brand-new pipes from Marton to Chirbury, to help reduce the number of leaks and bursts. 
Work began a few weeks ago and is going really well so far and this major network upgrade is expected to take until to end of August to complete. The work will be happening along the B4386 from the Aylesford Bridge Junction (The Folly Junction) down to the A490 in Chirbury.  In just a matter of weeks, half a kilometre of new pipes have been laid and progress is on schedule.

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 this part of Shropshire will see our teams working in the area to carry out these essential upgrades.

“To allow us to carry out the work safely, we have agreed with the local authority to close the road.  We know this is going to cause disruption, and we absolutely apologise for that, but the road is very narrow and we have to keep both local road users and our own workers safe at all times.  Access to properties, businesses and pedestrians will be maintained where possible and there will of course be a well sign posted diversion route in place.

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.”