Severn Trent upgrades sewer network in Tewkesbury

Friday 14th May 2021

Severn Trent has started essential work to upgrade the sewer network in Walton Cardiff, near Tewkesbury.

The water and waste company is investing £500,000 to replace over 1.6km of sewer pipes in and around the Gloucestershire town, making the local network more efficient and reducing the risk of flooding.

To minimise disruption as much as possible, the majority of work will be carried out underground across fields using trenchless technology. Where that’s not possible, temporary road closures will be put in place along sections of Queens Road and Wenlock Road, to keep Severn Trent engineers and other road users safe. Access will be maintained to properties as much as possible.

Work started at the beginning of May and is expected to be complete by the end of July.

Catherine Webb from Severn Trent, said: “We’re replacing a big stretch of sewer pipe in and around Walton Cardiff to make the network more efficient and protect the local environment from potential bursts and flooding. That’s why you’ll see our teams working in the area to carry out these essential upgrades.

“We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise the disruption and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we get this essential work done. Once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern and reliable waste network that will last for generations.”