Severn Trent to invest in new water pipes to prevent bursts in Malvern

Tuesday 17th January 2017


Severn Trent are investing £60,000 to replace a stretch of water pipes in Malvern to help prevent bursts in the future.

Engineers are due to start the work on Tuesday 24 January beneath the A438 in Hollybush to begin installing the new pipes.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “These new pipes will be a real positive for Malvern – in recent years we’ve seen a number of bursts that have caused disruption to local residents and this new project will help to guard against that in the future.

“We know how difficult it is to be without water which is why we’ve taken the decision to make this investment to upgrade our network.

”To allow engineers to work safely and to keep other road users safe while the project is completed, the A438 between Ledbury and Tewksbury will be closed for around six weeks. A fully signposted diversion will be in place along the A449 through Little Malvern.

Gareth added: “We know there is never a good time to close roads but this work is essential to improve water supplies in the area and we need to make sure we keep motorists and our workers safe.

“We’re really sorry for any inconvenience this causes and our engineers will be working as quickly as possible to install the new pipes and return everything to normal.

“Hopefully local people will understand the benefits these new pipes will bring to Malvern and the surrounding area.”

This work is part of Severn Trent’s £7.5 million investment for the area which will see improvements made to the waste and water network over the next year.