Severn Trent’s Chester Resilience project in the city continues to make progress

7th June 2024

A multi-million pound project from Severn Trent to install a 3km water pipe in Chester and secure the future of the network for generations to come continues to be on track.

Over the past few week’s teams have been working hard on the stretch of works for the £16 million scheme and they are now getting ready to move onto the next phase of work along Dee Banks.

Currently working between Caldy Brook and Deva Heights, this section of work is due to be completed by Monday, June 10th.

The team will then move onto the next phase along Dee Banks between Deva Heights and the junction of Sandy Lane/Dee Banks. Residents of Dee Banks will be able to access Sandy Lane by turning right at the junction and this section of the programme is due to be completed by Monday, July 15th.

Catherine Webb, Severn Trent Community Communications Officer, said: “Our teams continue to make good progress with our work in Chester and we are now preparing to move onto the next phase of project.

“This does mean that to keep everyone safe, the road will need to be closed, which will mean that residents will not be able to access their driveways. Access for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users will be maintained.

“We understand that this is an inconvenience for everyone when it comes to access and we want to thank everyone for their patience as we continue to work, and teams will be working as quickly as possible to restore access.”

Residents will be able to park along the roadside either side of the working location and are asked to place the permits that have been supplied to them on their vehicle dashboards.

This is one of the biggest investments Severn Trent has made in the city connecting Boughton Water Treatment works to Huntington Water Treatment Works and our team continues to work seven days a week to get everything done as quickly and as safely as possible.

Severn Trent customers in Chester receive a water-only service from the company, with around 100,000 customers in the city and 46,000 households.  

The water treatment works at Boughton, on the outskirts of Chester has been treating water from the River Dee and providing drinking water for the people of Chester for more than 160 years.    

Businesses that allow customers into their premises to purchase goods or services who might be affected are asked to contact the Business Loss Team - businessloss@severntrent.co.uk for further advice. 

For further information or to be kept updated on the works as they take place visit www.stwater.co.uk/in-my-area/planned-improvements   

A private Facebook group for residents of this scheme to get updates and ask questions on the work has also been set up and can be found at http://tinyurl.com/STChester.