Severn Trent's plans for perfect pipes in the Peak District

13th September 2016

Severn Trent are starting work later this month to replace nearly five miles of old water pipes in the Edale and Castleton areas of the Hope Valley. The company is investing nearly £1 million pounds in brand new water pipes, and are now inviting local residents to come along to a drop in session to hear all about their plans.

John Springett, programme engineer, said: “We’ve already held a successful drop in session for the residents of Castleton, where work will start on 26 September and should finish around summer 2017. We’ll be replacing just over three miles of pipes in and around the Castleton area to make sure that the residents have reliable water pipes that can serve the community for years to come.

“As well as the work in Castleton, we’re also going to be replacing the old pipes in Edale. Work will start on Edale Road on 17 October where we’ll be replacing nearly two miles of pipes.  We expect the work to take around six weeks to complete. The people who know the area best are the local residents, so when we’re doing work like this, we like listening to suggestions and talking to the community to help us to find those little gems of information which can make a huge difference to our plans.  We also want to keep the community informed about what we’re doing, and listen to feedback. With this in mind we’d really like to talk to the people who may be affected by the work in the area and have the chance to explain to them the benefits of this investment into their community. We’ll be holding a drop in session on Wednesday 21 September and you can find the team at Edale Village Hall, Hope Valley S33 7ZA between 3pm and 7pm.”

“It’s really vital that we do this work now, by replacing the old pipes this will mean that the local community will experience fewer bursts and the Hope Valley area will have a water network that will last for generations.”

Severn Trent contract partner, Laing O’Rourke will be carrying out the work in both Castleton and Edale, which is a continuation of the work that the company did in 2014.

“We’d like to thank the local residents of Hope Valley for their patience and understanding whilst we get this vital work done, the investment will mean a dependable water supply for the area for the future and we look forward to seeing the locals at the Edale drop in session.”