Severn Trent set to upgrade water pipes in Shropshire

Friday 1 November 2019

Severn Trent is set to upgrade five kilometres of water pipes between the villages of Ditton Priors and Abdon in Shropshire.

The water company is investing £300,000 to replace ageing water pipes with brand new ones to help reduce the amount of leaks and bursts in the area.

Work will start on Hall Road, at the junction with Botwood Farm on Monday 4 November. A temporary road closure will be put in place for three weeks, to keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe.

Engineers will then move towards the village of Abdon, with a series of temporary road closures put in place at each stage of the project, while Severn Trent work in the area. The overall scheme is set to finish towards the end of March 2020.

Catherine Webb from Severn Trent, said: “To ensure residents have a reliable water supply for many years to come, and to reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area, we need to upgrade water pipes between Ditton Priors and Abdon.

“To carry out this vital work, which will see ageing pipes being replaced with brand new ones, we’ll need to put temporary road closures in place to keep everyone safe.

“We’d like to thank everyone in advance, for their patience as we work our way through the scheme.

“When we’re finished, residents in this part of Shropshire will have a reliable water supply for many years to come.”