Severn Trent to start next phase of work in Slimbridge

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Severn Trent is to begin the next phase of its £1.2 million project to help protect homes in Slimbridge from flooding.

The company is continuing to make vital improvements to the sewer network in a bid to protect local people from future flooding.

Ian Woodward, from Severn Trent, said: “This is a really crucial project for our customers in Slimbridge as this work is providing much needed protection to homes from sewer flooding during heavy rainfall.

“To do this we’re upgrading our sewer pipes to make sure that they can cope with extreme weather in the future.”

Severn Trent contractors NMC Nomenca are carrying out work on behalf of the company, and, when complete, the village will benefit from around a mile’s worth of improved sewer pipes.

Work has started on the second phase this week, with this work expected to be complete by September 2018. The first stage of the project was completed in December 2016.

“We know there’s never a good time to carry out this type of work but we’ve planned this project to cause as little disruption as possible,” adds Ian. “We’re going to be working using a trenchless method in many areas,  minimising the amount of digging we have to do on the roads. We’re confident that this way of working will help keep the traffic moving as much as possible and allow us to complete the work within a shorter period.”