Severn Trent to host drop-in session in Stroud ahead of £11m project

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Severn Trent is to meet with local people in Stroud ahead of work starting on an £11m new pipeline which will help protect water supplies in the town.

The brand new pipeline will deliver top quality drinking water through the company’s Gloucester network down to the existing reservoir in Minchinhampton Common in Stroud before being distributed to customers’ taps. In total 16km of new pipes will be installed.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is a hugely important project for people in Stroud as we make sure they have a really reliable and resilient water supply for future generations.

“Our customers use our water in so many wonderful ways and the most important thing for us is to make sure they have drinking water on tap, whenever they need it.

“We’re looking forward to meeting with as many local people as possible during the drop-in session and we’re excited to share more details of our plans.”

The community drop-in session will take place at The George Room at Stroud Subscription Rooms in George Street from 11am to 7pm on Wednesday 20 June. Anyone interested can stop by and find out more about the project.

Gareth continues: “At the moment we’re planning to begin work in September, and the idea behind this session is to make people aware of the project and also to take on board any concerns while answering any questions local residents may have.

“This is a really big investment for us but it’ll be worth every penny to make sure the people of Stroud and the surrounding area have a reliable supply of water for many years to come.”

The scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,300 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.