Severn Trent invests £800,000 in Cinderford sewer system

Severn Trent is investing £800,000 in Cinderford to ensure the town has a reliable sewer system for years to come.

The company will be making essential repairs to the pipe bridge which carries sewage across the Cinderford Brook to Crumpmeadow Sewage Works.

The work, which is being carried out by NMCNomenca, started today (Monday 14 November) and should be completed in around 11 weeks.

Ian Woodward, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, explains: “This investment is vital to protect the pipe bridge and keep a reliable link between the town and our sewage works.

“While we carry out the repairs our customers won’t notice any difference to the way waste is taken away from their homes.

“Engineers will be accessing the site from Valley Road and Forest Vale Road and we’ve been planning carefully to make sure there is minimal impact to local traffic.

“We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause while the repairs are completed.”

If the work is not completed there is a risk that the deterioration to the pipe could result in spills of sewage in the future.

Ian continues: “We believe that without this investment there is a risk that customers could be affected in the years ahead.

“By taking proactive action now we can massively reduce this risk and protect Cinderford for the future.”