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Severn Trent to begin million pound water improvement project in Worcester

Monday 23rd July 2018

Severn Trent is to begin work in Worcester next week, as part of a £1.25m project that will make sure its customers have wonderful water for years to come.

The company will begin working in The Shambles, where it will be installing new water pipes to help prevent leaks and bursts, so providing a reliable water supply for its customers.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “This work is really important for the people of Worcester as it means they’ll have a water supply they can rely on for future generations.

“The older pipes get, the more likely they are to burst and cause problems for our customers, so doing this work now means we can make sure the water keeps flowing in Worcester.”

Severn Trent contract partners Amey will be carrying out the work on behalf of the company, with everything expected to be complete in October.

“We know this is a busy area of town, and every effort has been made to minimise any disruption caused,” adds Gareth. “There will be some traffic restrictions in place so our teams can work safely but all businesses will remain open during our work and pedestrian access along The Shambles will always be available.”

The project forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.

Gareth continues: “This is essential work to benefit locals and we hope our work doesn’t cause too much of an inconvenience.”

For more information about the project visit www.stw.works.

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