Severn Trent invests £650,000 replacing sewer pipes in Leicestershire

Monday 15th January 2018

Severn Trent starts work this week on a £650,000 investment that will see an existing sewer pipes in Coalville replaced.

The Leicestershire town will benefit from over a mile’s worth of new pipes, which will help keep it protected from any potential future sewer problems.

Chris Keys, programme engineer from Severn Trent, said: “The last thing we want is the existing sewer pipe to burst and flood so, by replacing it, we’re minimising the chances of it causing issues for Coalville.”

Severn Trent contract partners NMC Nomenca will be carrying out the work on behalf of the company, with the work carried out in stages.

The first stage of work will begin on Chiswell Drive for three weeks, before moving onto Stephenson Industrial Estate, with that section due to be completed in the Spring.

“While we don’t expect this work to cause too much disruption, we’ll be using signs on Chiswell Drive asking drivers to give way to on-coming traffic, and access to homes will be available at all times,” said Chris. “We’ll be doing the final section of work during the summer holidays, to avoid causing disruption to the local school.”

The project forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.

“We hope everyone understands the importance of this work and the huge benefits it will bring to the town, we’ve worked hard to make sure as little disruption is caused as possible – and our priority will be to always complete our work, and get things back to normal as soon as we can,” said Chris.