Severn Trent to begin work on £7m investment to improve Buxton’s water supply

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Severn Trent is investing more than £7 million on a scheme to improve its service for customers across North Derbyshire, and is inviting locals to hear all about it.

The company plans to replace around 30 miles of water pipes across the region, with the first stage of the work starting in Buxton next week.

Mike Holder, from Severn Trent, said: “The pipes in the area aren’t getting any younger, so we need to replace them with brand new ones so we can reduce the chances of them bursting.

“The last thing we want is for our customers to turn on the tap and find they have no water, as this can cause a massive inconvenience to anyone’s day – so this work will bring huge benefits as we’re putting in pipes that will last for decades.”

Severn Trent will be starting work on the junction of Heath Grove and Sherwood Road, with work being carried out by contract partners Amey. The company aims to have this section of work completed by the end of Spring 2018.

To explain the scheme in greater detail, the project team will be at The Pavillion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE on Tuesday 12th December, between 3pm and 7pm. Where they’ll be happy to answer any questions, and address any concerns people may have about the work.

“We’ll be closing some sections of road to keep our team and road users safe as we work, but we’ll always do what we can to keep disruption to a minimum, and we hope it doesn’t cause too much of an inconvenience,” said Mike.

The investment in the area forms part of a bigger project across the whole of Derbyshire, where the company is investing £14m to replace around 60 miles of water pipes.

To find out more about Severn Trent’s work across Derbyshire, visit