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Severn Trent to invest in new pipes to deliver its wonderful water to customers in Wombourne

Friday 25th May

Severn Trent is to invest more than £500,000 in new water pipes for Wombourne to make sure customers have a reliable supply of wonderful water for years to come.

Water pipes in the area have been in place for a long time and so the company has taken the decision to help prevent leaks and bursts from occurring by replacing the pipes with brand new ones that will be even more reliable.

Dave Kiernan, from Severn Trent, explains: “We know there have been some bursts in the area in recent months and we’ve pulled out all the stops to fast track this work to make sure customers in the local area have access to water whenever they need it.

“We know how important it is for our customers to have a constant supply of water and replacing the pipes will help prevent interruptions from happening in the future. That means that customers can continue using their water in so many wonderful ways for the future."

In total, engineers will be installing more than three kilometres of new pipes in the area to keep water flowing.

Work is scheduled to start on Monday 11 June on Cedars Avenue and will see pipes replaced in the Whites Wood and The Broadway areas before moving on to the Rookery Road area. The whole project should be complete by early 2019.

Dave continues: “Engineers from NMCNomenca will be completing the work on our behalf and they’ll work closely with local residents and businesses to minimise disruption to daily life as much as possible.“To make sure the teams can work safely, and to keep motorists safe, there will be some temporary traffic restrictions in place during the work - access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

“We hope local people will appreciate the benefits this work will have for the future and will bear with us while we get everything completed.”

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.  

For more information about the work visit www.stw.works.

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