Severn Trent invite residents in Market Harborough to learn about £2 million upgrade plan

Wednesday 6th February 2019

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

The company is upgrading 5km of pipes across the town, as part of a £2 million scheme to improve water supply and reduce the number of bursts in the area.

Initial investigation works, ahead of the 12-month project, will take place on Rockingham Road, starting on Monday 18 February and will last for five days, meaning a temporary road closure being put in place close to the railway bridge, to ensure engineers can work safely.

The first phase of work, to replace ageing water pipes with brand new ones, will begin in April on Great Bowden Road, moving across the town throughout the year, including work on Kettering Road.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent said: “To ensure residents in Market Harborough have a reliable water supply for many years to come and to reduce the number of bursts and leaks in the area, we need to upgrade 5km of water pipes across the town.

“Before we carry out this vital work, which will see old metal pipes being replaced with new plastic pipes, we need to carry out initial investigation works, starting on Monday 18 February. We will need to put in place temporary road closures to do this work, in order to keep our teams, pedestrians and road users safe.

“We understand the disruption this will cause, which is why we have chosen to start work during the half-term break, to minimise the impact. We’re also hosting a drop-in session on Monday 11 February at Market Harborough Methodist Church Centre, between 4pm and 7pm, so we can update local businesses and residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have.”

The team from Severn Trent will be at Market Harborough Methodist Church Centre, Northampton Road on Monday 11 February between 4pm and 7pm.

This 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.