Severn Trent to invest in new water pipes for Long Eaton and Sandiacre

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Severn Tent is investing more than a quarter of a million pounds to replace water pipes in Long Eaton and Sandiacre to provide a reliable water supply for the future.

In recent years a number of pipes have burst in the area and the water company has now taken the decision to make a significant investment to improve supplies.

Mike Holder, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is a big investment for Long Eaton and Sandiacre as we’re very aware that, recently, the pipes there haven’t been as reliable as we’d like and, after several bursts, we realised we needed to take action to stop it happening so often in the future.

“In total we’ll be replacing around 5km of pipes to help reduce interruptions in supply to both residents and businesses and spending around £260,000."

To make sure customers in the area are fully aware of the work Severn Trent will be hosting a drop-in session on Monday 9 January from 5pm to 7.30pm at Dovedale Primary School in Dovedale Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 3HU.

Mike continues: “This is a big project and we expect it will take around seven months to complete so we want to work with people in the area to minimise disruption to their daily life as much as possible.

“We’ll be at the drop-in session with contractors from Laing O’Rourke and we’d like to invite everyone to come along and find out more about the project and give them the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.”

Work is scheduled to start on Monday 16 January and is expected to take around seven months. Roads that will be affected in the first phase are Derby Road, Longmoor Lane, Victor Crescent, Lock Lane, Margaret Avenue, Hayworth Road and Dorothy Avenue in Sandiacre and Dovedale Avenue, Rosedale Close, Sterndale Road and Monsaldale Close in Long Eaton.

Mike added: “We’ll be working as quickly as possible to get the new pipes in place but there will be some traffic restrictions while the work is completed. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience this causes but the new pipes will make a huge difference to water supplies in both towns.”