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Severn Trent invites locals to hear about water improvement project in Staffordshire

Thursday 11th October 2018

Severn Trent is inviting locals to a community meeting to hear all about its plan to invest £100,000 to replace water pipes in Derrington.

The company has already completed replacing water pipes under Long Lane in the village and now wants to meet locals ahead of the next stage of its work on Mount Pleasant and Church Lane. 

This work forms part of a wider project in Staffordshire, where the company is  investing  £1.35m to replace nearly five miles of water pipes to help provide the area with a reliable water supply for years to come.

Dave Kiernan, who’s leading the project for Severn Trent, said: “These drop-in sessions are really important as they’re a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with the people our work will benefit the most.

"We want people to always have water when they need it so, by replacing older pipes with brand new ones, we’re helping to prevent them from bursting and causing problems. This meeting will allow us to talk about the work and how we plan to do it.”

Staff from Severn Trent and partners Amey will be at Derrington Village Hall on Billington Lane, Derrington ST18 9LR on Thursday 18 October between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.

The work is expected to start in early November, and will be completed by mid-January.“It would be great to see as many local residents there as possible,” said Dave “This is a great opportunity for us to talk about how we’re planning to do the work, and also to hear about any concerns or questions anyone has.”

“We look forward to seeing many people there to talk about the project, and we’re also excited for our customers to start to see the benefits of the work,” adds Dave.

The scheme 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. 

For more information about the project visit www.stw.works.

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