Severn Trent to host second community session in Chester

29th February 2024

Severn Trent is inviting the Chester community to an event to find out further information about a multi-million-pound investment.

The community meeting will be the second it’s hosted in three months, following a successful meeting local councillors last week as well as creating a community Facebook page to speak directly with residents about the project.

More than £16million is being invested in the new 3km main by the water company to ensure a secure a reliable and sustainable water supply for the city and customers are being invited to learn more about the project.

In what is one of the biggest investments Severn Trent has made in the city, a brand-new water pipe will be installed from Boughton Water Treatment works to Huntington Water Treatment Works.

Going ahead on Thursday, March 7th, the session will allow Severn Trent teams to go deeper into the plans for the city, which will secure the water supply for all customers now and for generations to come.

Taking place at St Luke’s Church Chester Road, Huntington, Chester CH3 6BT, the event will run over two timeslots, 3pm to 4.30pm and 6pm and 7.30pm and places will need to be booked.

Uma Shanker, Programme Director at Severn Trent, said: “We want to make sure that we are providing the community with as much information as possible, which is vital for our customers in the city now and for generations to come.

“This the second public session that we have hosted, and it is another chance to ensure everyone is fully informed about our planned works and know how we are progressing.

“This session will have the project team on the ground in Chester to answer any questions that the community may have and provide details of what will be happing over the coming months.”

Works have begun and see the water company working in collaboration with BT and Cadent to make sure all work is done as effectively as possible. This phase of the works is expected to be finished on Thursday, March 7th.

Severn Trent’s work has now begun at Jubilee Playing Fields with a road closure on Meadow Lane from Monday, March 4th.

There will also be a single lane closure on Christleton Road starting this weekend after peak hours on Friday, March 1st and a second weekend closure from Friday, March 8th, including a closure at the top of Sandy Lane from March 8th to March 24th. This will be followed by a road closure of the outward bound route on the A51 Tarvin Road at the beginning of April.

To complete work as quickly as possible and minimize disruption during the construction phase, we’ll be working longer days during the week and over the weekends and the scheme is expected to be completed during December 2024.  

Severn Trent customers in Chester receive a water-only service from the company, with around 100,000 customers in the city and 46,000 households. The water treatment works at Boughton, on the outskirts of Chester has been treating water from the River Dee and providing drinking water for the people of Chester for more than 160 years.    

Places are limited at the event and to book visit or call 07971 304 604.

For further information or to be kept updated on the works as they take place visit 

A private Facebook group for residents of this scheme to get updates and ask questions on the work has also been set up and can be found at