Severn Trent invite residents in Stroud to hear about plans for new pipes in their area

Friday 8th February 2019

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

The company is installing 10 miles of new pipes across the town, as part of an £11 million scheme to improve the water supply for customers, strengthening the Gloucester network to the reservoir at Minchinhampton Common.

This phase of the project will see a new water pipe being installed, crossing Horsemarling Lane and Oxlynch Lane. Work on Horsemarling Lane is scheduled to start on Monday 4 March, lasting until Friday 15 March.

Engineers will then move on to Oxlynch Lane, beginning on Monday 18  March until Friday 29 March. Temporary road closures will be put in place on both roads, between 9am and 4pm.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent, said: “To ensure residents in Stroud have a reliable water supply for many years to come, we are installing 10 miles of new water pipes across the town.

“Before we carry out this vital work, which will bolster our network across Gloucester to the reservoir at Minchinhampton Common, 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 are hosting a drop-in session on Tuesday 12 February at Standish Village Hall, between 4.30pm and 7pm, so we can update residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have.”

The team from Severn Trent will be at Standish Village Hall, Standish Lane, Standish, Stonehouse on Tuesday 12 February between 4.30pm 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.