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Severn Trent completes £400,000 water pipe work in Coalville six weeks early

Wednesday 15th March

Severn Trent has completed work to install new water pipes in Coalville – six weeks early!

The company is investing more than £400,000 to install nearly two-and-a-half miles of new pipes to replace older pipes in the area that have become more prone to leaks and bursts than Severn Trent engineers would like.

Mike Holder, programme engineer for Severn Trent, explains: “We started work on Bardon Road back in January and had thought it would take around 12 weeks to get everything completed.

“But our contactors from Laing O’Rourke have been able to work longer days and weekends which means that everything was finished last week and the road has now fully reopened.

“This is great news for local people as they’ve got brand new and reliable pipes supplying their water for many years to come.”

The final stage of the project in Coalville is scheduled to begin during the Easter holidays next month.

Mike added: “The final phase of the project will be completed during the holidays to minimise any disruption on local roads. We’ll be starting at the Flying Horse pub and working toward Charnwood Arms pub, with junction closures on Copt Oak Road and Stanton Road.

“We’d like to thank local residents for their patience while we complete the work and hope they appreciate the great benefits these new pipes will bring.”

For more information visit www.stw.works.

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