Severn Trent to start final stage of a £7 million upgrade in Buxton

Thursday 5th November

On Monday (9 November), Severn Trent will begin the final phase of a £7million investment to upgrade aging water pipes in Buxton.

The company is installing brand new pipes to provide the town with a more resilient water supply that will serve the area with wonderful water for years to come.

Lisa Orme, from Severn Trent said: “We’re now on the home stretch of an ambitious scheme to replace 30 miles of water pipes in Buxton. As pipes grow old they are more prone to leaks and bursts, which is why we’ve invested a lot of money in Buxton to make sure that everyone in the town has a water supply that can be relied on for generations to come.

“For the last leg of the project we’re going to be starting work on Long Lane from the direction of Ashbourne/Meadow Lane and the team will work along Long Lane in sections towards the railway line before completing the work just past Brook Cottage.”

Severn Trent partners Amey is carrying out work on behalf of the company, with this section of work due to complete by the start of February 2021.

Lisa added, “We’d once again like to thank the residents of Buxton for their patience and understanding as we work on this important project, we’re really looking forward to everyone being able to experience the benefits in the near future.”

For more information about the work in Buxton, visit