Severn Trent to start work on next stage of Fladbury to Greenhill pipe replacement project
21st February 2023
Severn Trent is preparing to start work on the next phase its £2.2 million pipe replacement programme in Worcestershire.
The company will be replacing 7.3km of water pipes between the villages of Fladbury and Greenhill to ensure the local community has a resilient and reliable water supply that is ready to meet the demands from climate change and a growing population.
This project is part of a wider £3.4 million package of works scheduled to take place across Worcestershire. In total, the works will see an additional 5km of water main replaced.
Paul Hughes, from Severn Trent said: “While our network serves our customers and communities well, as pipes get older, it’s vital we upgrade them so our customers can continue to enjoy a reliable water supply.
“It’s important for us to know that our pipes in the area are fit for the future, and in the best possible condition, as this minimises the chances of any potential issues such as leaks or bursts, that can cause issues.
“We know that there have been problems with pipes bursting in the area, and that’s something we want to stop - which is exactly why we’re investing this money, to do just that.”
Customers are invited to meet the team, view plans and discuss the works at a drop-in session which will be held on 28th February at Lower Moor Village Hall, Cherry Orchard Road, Lower Moore, Pershore, WR10 2PN, from 3.30pm - 6.30pm.
Due to the location of the pipes, some traffic management measures will be necessary to keep teams and road users safe at all times, while maintaining access to homes, shops and businesses.
Works are due to start on 27th February and are expected to be completed by May 2025.
For more information and to follow the progress of the replacement, visit stwater.co.uk and search for Fladbury to Greenhill.