Severn Trent prepares to start work on Warwickshire pipe upgrade
21st March 2023
Severn Trent is gearing up to start work on a £233,865 project to upgrade 939m of water pipes in Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire.
The scheme will replace older pipes with newer assets that will be more resilient against issues such as leaks and bursts which can affect customer supplies and futureproof the network, so it is ready to meet future demands.
These works are part of the £17.7 million that Severn Trent is investing in Warwickshire to renew over 26,500 km of pipework.
Shannon Currall, Community Communications Officer at Severn Trent, said: “While our network continues to serve our customers and communities as time passes and our pipes age, which make them more prone to water quality or supply issues. Our pipe renewal programme prioritises those areas where we know there have been issues in the past, to make sure that everyone has a more resilient and reliable supply of water both now and into the future.”
A drop-in session will be held for residents to learn more about the works at BDF Village Hall, Frankton Road, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, CV23 9QT. A team from Severn Trent will be on hand from 4pm – 7pm to answer residents’ questions and discuss the project in more detail.
Shannon said: “Drop-in sessions are a great opportunity for residents to come and learn more about the scheme and ask us any questions in person. It would be fantastic to meet as many local people as possible ahead of the works starting, so that we can chat through the benefits that the scheme will bring to the community.”
Works will start on Monday 10th April and are expected to be completed by the end of July.
Due to the location of the pipes, some traffic management measures will be necessary to keep teams and road users safe at all times, while maintaining access to homes, shops and businesses.
For more information and to follow the progress of the works, visit stwater.co.uk and search for Sherwood Fair Close.