Severn Trent set to upgrade water pipes in Malvern

Monday 15th July 2019

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

Engineers will begin replacing 1km of aging water pipes with brand new ones in Castlemorton, from Monday 22nd July until the middle of September.

The two month project will reduce the risk of leaks and burst pipes in the future, ensuring a reliable water supply for generations to come.

To carry out this vital work, a temporary road closure will be put in place along New Road, between the junction of Chase End Road and the B4208, from Monday 22nd July until Friday 9th August, in order to keep workers, pedestrians and road users safe.

Work will also take place on the B4208 as part of the same project, from Monday 29th July to Friday 12th September, using temporary traffic lights. Access will be maintained for residents, but not to through traffic.

Gareth Mead 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 investing £120,000 to lay brand new water pipes along New Road, in Castlemorton.

“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 to keep everyone affected up-to-date with progress.

“We’re asking the local community for their patience in advance, while we put the new pipes in place.  But once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will provide wonderful water for many years to come.”

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