Severn Trent to start work ahead of £1m sewer project in Nottinghamshire village

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Severn Trent is to begin work later this year on a £1 million project that will see improvements to the local sewer network for residents in Edwalton.

The company is planning to install new storage tanks in the Nottingham suburb that will hold much more waste water than before, allowing the network to cope with increased demand and future developments in the area.

In preparation for the main construction work, which will begin in May, teams from Severn Trent’s working partner NMCN will be working with Rushcliffe Borough Council this month to clear some vegetation from the Alford Road playing fields.

Angus Smith, programme engineer from Severn Trent, said, “This is going to be a really important project for the people living in the area as the new storage tanks will help to prevent problems like future flooding for our customers.

“But before we can begin, we have to clear the area where we’re planning to work. So with the support of Rushcliffe Council we’re arranging to remove a tree and trimming two other trees, along with subsequently building a temporary access track to our site compound.”

Work clearing the vegetation will be completed in February before the start of the bird nesting season. Work will then start later in the year to install the storage tanks and new trees to replace the one being removed will be planted on the site following this.

“We hope our work doesn’t cause too much inconvenience for anyone,” adds Angus. “The tree removal and trimming work will require small areas of the playing field to be isolated for safety but we’ll aim to get everything back to normal as quickly as we can.”

Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council and Edwalton ward member Cllr Simon Robinson said: “Severn Trent’s planned works will soon benefit many people with added protection against flooding locally so we thank residents in advance for their patience whilst part of the playing fields is out of action. 

“This will predominantly be over the summer season and will not affect any of the regular sports pitch users.

“Protecting our environment is always of paramount importance and it is heartening to see Severn Trent will replace the mature ash tree that needs removing as part of the works with two new trees on the site.”