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Severn Trent to meet with local people ahead of plans to upgrade Spondon water network

Friday 4 May

Water company Severn Trent is to meet with people in Spondon before work begins to improve the reliability of the water network to supply homes and businesses with fresh drinking water for the future.

The company will be holding a community drop-in session to share more details about the work that will take place on Dale Road and Moor Street.The project is part of the ongoing improvements to the water network across the Derby area between now and the end of 2019.

John Springett, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, explains: “This is vital work for the local area that will provide a reliable source of fresh water for many years to come.

“These improvements will help to guard against leaks and bursts and will make sure our wonderful water is on tap whenever people need it.

“We’re looking forward to meeting with as many local people and business owners as possible at our drop-in session to share more details about our plans.”

The community drop-in session will take place at Spondon Old School (the Bridge club), on Chapel Street, Derby, DE21 7JR from 3pm until 7pm on Thursday 10 May.

Work is set to start on Tuesday 29 May beneath Dale Road and Moor Street and should be complete by autumn.

John added: “Our engineers from North Midland Construction will be working seven days a week to get this work done as quickly as possible, and they’ll work really closely with members of the local community to minimise any disruption as much as possible.

“To keep our engineers and motorists safe we’ll have some rolling traffic restrictions in place during the work and we’ll get things back to normal as quickly as we can. As soon as work on the water network is finished Derbyshire County Council will be carrying out planned work to resurface a section of Dale Road to save putting traffic restrictions in place again in the future.

“We also need to replace the water pipes beneath Sitwell Street and Willowcroft. We’ve been working closely with the County Council around our plans for this and have agreed to come back in 2019 to do this work once the highway upgrades on the A52 have been completed to keep traffic moving in the Spondon area this summer.”

The scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 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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