Severn Trent complete work to guard against flooding in Prees five days early

Friday 24th February

Severn Trent has completed its £150,000 project to replace water pipes in Prees to help prevent flooding five days early.

The company had fast-tracked the scheme after several bursts on a 12 inch pipe in the Shropshire village.

Work began at the beginning of January and was expected to take until March.Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “Everyone in Prees knows how important this work is and we’re delighted that our engineers have been able to get it completed several days early.“

"Moreton Street will fully reopen tomorrow and we’re confident the upgrades we’ve made will make a huge difference and prevent the kind of flooding that villagers have experienced in recent years.

“In total we’ve replaced around 500 metres of pipe in the area and we’d like to thank local residents for their support and patience while we completed the project.”