Severn Trent to begin work in Dunton Basset and Broughton Astley as part of £19m investment across Leicestershire

Friday 18 October 2019

Severn Trent is hosting a community drop-in session for residents living in Dunton Basset and Broughton Astley next week, where they can hear about plans for new water pipes in their area.

The water company is replacing around 3km of ageing pipes in the surrounding area, as part of a £19 million investment across Leicestershire to improve the water supply and plans to meet with local residents to answer any questions or concerns.

Engineers will begin work on Monday 28 October 2019 on Coopers Lane in Dunton Basset and at the same time will work along the Station Road service road in Broughton Astley. Once these sections are complete, the team will continue in the New Year from the Coopers Lane and Main Street junction, progressing along the B581 towards Broughton Astley as far as Broughton Way.

Amey will be carrying out the work on behalf of Severn Trent, which is expected to be complete by April 2020.

Timothy Ip, from Severn Trent said: “Making sure water is always there when our customers need it is really important to us, so that’s why we’re investing money across Leicestershire to make sure our customers have a reliable water supply for years to come.

“By replacing the older water pipes with brand new ones, we’re helping to reduce the risk of any disruption caused by pipes bursting.”

Tim added: “To keep our teams and road users safe as we work, we’ll need to carry out work under a rolling road closure. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we make these vital improvements.”

The team from Severn Trent will be at Broughton Astley Village Hall on Tuesday 22 October 2019 between 3pm and 7pm.