Severn Trent to meet with Staffordshire locals ahead of new water pipe work

Wednesday 14th February

Engineers from Severn Trent are to meet with local people in the Bishop’s Offley area of Staffordshire ahead of work to install new more reliable water pipes.

The company will be installing almost a kilometre of new water pipes to make sure customers always have a great service whenever they need it.

The scheme forms part of a wider project to invest £2.3m to replace 12.5km of water pipes in Staffordshire this year.

Dave Cottom, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, said: “The existing pipes have been in place for a long time and the last thing we want is for customers to have their supply interrupted by leaks and bursts.

“That’s why we’ve taken the decision to invest in brand new pipes that will keep fresh water flowing from the taps in this area for many years to come.

“Before we start work we want to meet with as many local people as possible to explain our plans and hear any questions or concerns they might have.”

The community drop-in session will take place at The Chapel in Offley Marsh from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 22 February.

The first phase of work is due to start on Monday, 12 March at the junction of Millennium Green, working along Cash Lane. Then engineers will move to Bishop’s Offley starting at the junction of New Inn Bank and working along Doley Road finishing near to Rock View. The work is expected to take around six weeks to complete.

Dave continues: “To minimise disruption as much as possible we’ll be working in small sections as we install the new pipes. To make sure the engineers can work safely we will need to have temporary road closures in place as we do this.

“Fully signposted diversion will be setup and we’ll work with local residents and businesses to keep access to their properties clear as much as possible.

“We know this will cause some local disruption but hopefully customers will appreciate that this work will protect the water supply for future generations.”