Severn Trent invites residents in the Barnt Green area to learn about its water pipe improvement project

Tuesday 18th June 2016

Water company Severn Trent is hosting two community drop-in sessions for residents in Barnt Green and the wider community on Thursday 27 June and Thursday 11 July, where they can hear about plans for new water pipes in their area. 

The company will be upgrading 500 metres of pipes between July and September, as part of a £120,000 investment to improve the water supply in the Worcestershire village. 

The work, to replace ageing water pipes with brand new ones in Hewell Road, will begin on Monday 22 July and will take place in two phases. 

Phase one will start at the junction with Bittell Road, working to the entrance into Station approach.

Phase two will continue along Hewell Road, from Station approach to the junction with Sandhills Lane. Access to the station and local shops will be available via signed diversion routes.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent said: “To ensure residents in Barnt Green have a reliable water supply for many years to come and to reduce the number bursts and leaks in the area, we need to upgrade 500 metres of water pipes that run through the village, making sure our network is in the best possible condition.

“To carry out this vital work, we will need close sections of Hewell Road to through traffic throughout the summer, in order to keep our teams, pedestrians and road user’s safe.

“We do understand the disruption that this may cause, which is why we are hosting two drop-in sessions on Thursday 27 June and Thursday 11 July at the Barnt Green Sports Club, Margesson Drive, B45 8LR between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, so we can update residents, show them our plans and answer any questions they may have.

”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.

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