Severn Trent to host Stroud drop-in session ahead of work starting on £25m project

Friday 11 February 2022

Severn Trent is hosting a community drop-in session for residents in Stroud, where they can hear about ambitious plans to upgrade the waste network in the area. 

The water and waste company is investing £25 million to help prevent sewer flooding and river pollution across the Gloucestershire town.

This major overhaul of the sewer network includes plans to:

• Install approximately three kilometres of bigger waste pipes to create more capacity during heavy rainfall

• Separate surface water from the sewage network

• Create additional storage with smart controls, holding water back during large storm events and returning it back to the treatment works when the rainfall has subsided 

• Improvements at Stanley Downton Sewage Treatment Works

Following investigation work in 2021, the main phase of work is due to begin in March, and residents are being invited to attend the community drop-in session on Wednesday 16 February at Costwold Bowls Club from 4pm, until 7pm.

Residents will be able to hear about the upcoming phase of work and will be able to ask Severn Trent representatives any questions they may have about the project.

Janine Billington, from Severn Trent, said: “We know that our customers feel really strongly about protecting the environment, and we feel the same. That’s why we’re investing £25 million in this major project which will go a long way towards protecting the River Frome and other local watercourses. 

“Communities are set to benefit from increased capacity and state-of-the-art technology that will protect homes in the area and completely transform the waste network that will last for generations.

“This drop-in session is a great chance for residents to learn more about the project and also to ask us questions. Feedback from our customers is important to us – so we’d love to see as many people as possible turn up to the session.”

To find out more about this project, and keep up to date with its progress, please visit and search for ‘Stroud sewerage upgrade’.