Severn Trent invite residents in Rous Lench to find out about upgrade work in their area

Friday 8th February 2019

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

The company is upgrading 5km of pipes in the village, as part of a £700,000 scheme to improve water supply and plans to meet with local residents to answer any questions or concerns.

The eight-month project, which will start on Monday 25 February, will last until the end of October and will see road closures in the village and the surrounding area, to ensure engineers can work safely.

Work will start to replace ageing water pipes with brand new ones along the road between Rous Lench and Abbots Lench, taking approximately seven weeks to complete.

The next phase of work will move on to The Green from Monday 15 April for one month and Radford Road from Friday 3 May until early August. The final stage of the upgrade scheme will take place on Rous Lench Green towards Low Road, starting in early August and finishing in late October.

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

“To carry out this vital work, which will see old metal pipes being replaced with new plastic pipes, 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 on Wednesday 13 February, so we can update residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have."

The team from Severn Trent will be at Rous Lench Village Hall, The Green, Rous Lench, Evesham on Wednesday 13 February between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.

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.