Severn Trent to start next stage of work in Warwickshire village

Thursday 26 October 2017

Severn Trent is to return to start its next stage of work in Nether Whitacre next week.

The company has already completed some work in the village and will now return to finish replacing the water pipes on Station Road.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “Earlier this year we replaced some of the older water pipes on Station Road, from the railway bridge down to the Village Hall and now we need to replace the rest of the pipe from the Village Hall up to Middle Lane, so we can be sure that our customers can benefit from a reliable water supply in the future.”

Severn Trent contract partners Amey will carry out work on behalf of the company, with this stage of the work due to be complete by the end of the year.

The company will then start the final stage of the work early next year, replacing a small water pipe at the junction of Birmingham Road and Station Road.

“It’s really important we get in and start this piece of work now, so we can aim to be out of the town in time Christmas,” said Gareth. “It’s also really important that we keep everybody safe, so we’ll be closing a section of Station Road while we work. We hope this doesn’t cause too much of an inconvenience and our priority will be to get the road back to normal as soon as we can.”

The project 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.“

We’d like to thank the local people of Nether Whitacre for their continued patience as we carry on with this essential work in their village, and hope everyone understands the massive benefits replacing the old pipes will mean,” said Gareth.