Severn Trent set to upgrade water pipes in Bromsgrove

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Severn Trent is set to upgrade part of its network in Bromsgrove next week, ensuring residents in the area continue to enjoy a reliable water supply.

Engineers will begin replacing aging water pipes with brand new ones near to the junction of Valley Road and Bumble Hole Lane from Monday 29th July until Friday 2nd August.

To carry out this vital work, a temporary road closure will be put in place along a section of Valley Road, from the junction at Bumble Hole Lane towards Bromsgrove Road during the five day period, keeping our teams, pedestrians and road users safe.

Catherine Webb from Severn Trent, said: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.  We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it, which is why we’re laying new water pipes on Valley Road.

“While we’re in the area, we’re going to be putting in additional infrastructure along the road, so in the future, if we want to make any improvements to our network, it’ll be much easier to do so.

“This work is really important, to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward. We’re doing all we can to help minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up-to-date with progress.”

The work in Bromsgrove is part of a £10 million investment programme across Worcestershire, to replace 60 miles of new water pipes over a 12 month period.