Severn Trent to start next stage in £60m investment in Newark

Thursday 21st December 2017

As part of its £60 million water and waste improvement scheme in Newark, Severn Trent is about to start its work on Great North Road in January.

The next section of the project will see the water company connecting water pipes, to ensure locals can benefit from a reliable water supply for many years to come.

Tim Sawyer, Programme Manager from Severn Trent, said: “We know this is a busy route in and out of Newark so we’ve done everything we can to help minimise disruption.

“That means we’re going to be carrying out the work at night and on Sundays, meaning the road will remain open during the day on Monday to Saturday. By doing that, we hope to reduce the potential for problems.”

Severn Trent held a public exhibition in December to discuss the work with local residents, which will be carried out by contract partners BNM Alliance, and which will take just over a week to complete.

When the project is completed in 2020, more than 400 homes and businesses will be protected from sewer flooding, and the town as a whole will benefit from a reliable water supply for current and future generations.

“We really do appreciate everyone’s continued patience as we carry on working in the town,” said Tim. “We’ve planned this section of work carefully to make sure it causes as little disruption as possible, and we hope it doesn’t cause too much of an inconvenience.”

To find out more about Severn Trent’s work in Newark, please visit