Severn Trent invite residents in Dorridge to hear about plans for new water pipes

Thursday 6th June 2019

Severn Trent is hosting a community drop-in session for residents in Solihull, where they can hear about plans for new water pipes in their area.

The water company is upgrading 925 metres of pipes in Dorridge, as part of a £150,000 investment to improve water supply and plans to meet with local residents to answer any questions or concerns.

Work begins on Knowle Wood Road on Monday 1 July for five weeks. Severn Trent engineers will then move onto Grove Road on Monday 5 August, which is expected to finish later that month. Temporary road closures will be put in place while work is on-going on both roads, to keep Severn Trent teams, pedestrians and motorists safe.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent, said: “To ensure residents have a reliable water supply for many years to come, and to reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area, we need to upgrade a number of water pipes in and around Dorridge.

“To carry out this vital work, which will see aging pipes being replaced with brand new ones, we will need to put in place temporary road closures, in order to keep our teams, pedestrians and road users safe.

“We understand the disruption this will cause, which is why we’re hosting a drop-in session later this month, so we can update residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have.”

The team from Severn Trent will be at Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club, Station Road, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8ET on Wednesday 19 June between 4pm and 7pm.