Severn Trent to hold community drop-in session ahead of work starting in Trent Vale

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Severn Trent is holding a community drop-in session for people in Trent Vale next week, to hear all about planned improvements to the area.

The company will be speaking to locals about its plans to improve the water quality in the village, located on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent.

Dave Kiernan, programme manager from Severn Trent, said: “The pipes that supply the village now are getting older, and becoming less reliable which means there’s more risk the water supply may be disrupted due to pipes bursting, so we’re going to replace the old pipes with brand new ones, and we want to show people how we’re going to do it.”

The project team will be at Oakhill Primary School on Rookery Lane on Wednesday 15 November, between 3:30pm and 6pm.

Work is expected to start on Monday 27 November, and will be carried out by contract partners Amey.

“We hope to see a lot of people there, so we can talk about the work and discuss any concerns, but also hear any hints or tips about working in Trent Vale,” said Dave.“We’re looking forward to starting this work as, when we’re finished, it means however you use water, whether it’s for that morning coffee, making the dinner or brushing teeth, it’ll always be there when you need it.”

Severn Trent will also be discussing the traffic management needed to complete the work, as well as its plans for working around the Christmas period.