Severn Trent invites residents in Stroud to find out about new water pipes in their area

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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

The water company is laying 10 miles of pipes in Stroud, as part of an £11 million scheme to improve water supply and plans to meet with local residents to answer any questions or concerns.

To keep people safe, traffic lights will be manually controlled during peak times along Ebley by-pass when work starts on Friday 26 July for approximately one week. A temporary road closure will also be put in place on Ebley Road on Monday 5 August for approximately two weeks, when engineers move to the next phase of the project.

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 install a 10 mile stretch of new water pipes in and around Stroud.

“To carry out this vital work, which will reinforce the local network, all the way to the reservoir at Minchinhampton Common, we will need to put in place temporary road closures and traffic light systems, 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 week, so we can update residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have.”

The team from Severn Trent will be at Stonehouse Community Centre, Laburnum Walk, Laburnum Road, Stonehouse, GL10 2NS on Thursday 25 July between 4pm and 6.30pm.