Severn Trent to install new pipes to supply wonderful water in Little Eaton

Thursday 21 June

Severn Trent is to install new water pipes in Little Eaton to make sure local people have a reliable supply of water whenever they need it.

The work is part of a £6.5m project to replace water pipes across Derbyshire to help reduce the risks of leaks and bursts.

Helen Purdy from Severn Trent, said: “This is a really essential project for local people and it’ll make sure they can continue using water in so many wonderful ways for many years to come.“We know how important it is for people to wake up with a nice warm shower or have a relaxing cup of tea at the end of a long day and that’s why we’re investing in new pipes.

“We’re constantly monitoring our network and these new pipes will make sure we have a really resilient supple of water in this area.”Work is due to start on Monday 25 June on Duffield Road and should take around two months to complete.

Helen continues: “Our engineers will be using a technique known as directional drilling which will help us to complete the work really quickly and efficiently.

“To make sure our teams can work safely we will have a temporary road closure in place on Duffield Road from near the tennis club to just past the junction with Church Lane.

“Some of the work will take place through the school holidays when traffic is generally lighter and we’ll have a fully signposted diversion for motorists in place.

“We know some local people may be concerned about the work and the impact on local traffic but we want to reassure them that these new pipes will have great benefits for the area now, and for future generations.”

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.

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