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Severn Trent to invite Oakamoor residents to have their say on new water pipe plans

Wednesday 27th December 2017

Severn Trent is inviting residents in Oakamoor to have their say on plans to install new water pipes as part of a £400,000 investment in the Staffordshire Moorlands area in 2018.

The company wants to make people aware of the planned work that will make sure everyone in the area has a water supply that they can rely on.

Dave Kiernan, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, said: “It’s so important to us to make sure our customers have water whenever they need it, and that’s why we’ve taken the decision to do this work now.

“The existing pipes have been in place for many years and they may start to become more prone to leaks and bursts.

“The new pipes we’re planning to install will make sure we can keep water flowing through the pipes for many years to come.

“Now we’re inviting members of the public to a community drop-in session to find out more about the work.”

The drop-in session will take place at Oakamoor Village Hall on Wednesday 10 January between 4pm and 7pm.

Work is due to start on Monday 29 January at the junction of Ribden Road moving along the B5417 Star Bank and finishing adjacent to Hays Gate Farm. Everything should be complete in around seven weeks.

Dave continues: “This is really essential work to provide our customers with a reliable supply of fresh drinking water.

“Our contractors from Amey will work closely with local people to keep access open to homes as businesses as much as possible.“

To make sure the engineers can work safely traffic restrictions will be in place including a road closure between Ribden Road and Cotton Lane, a fully signposted diversion will be in operation.

“We’re sorry for any disruption this causes but we hope local people understand the great benefits this work will have for the future.”

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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