We'll be building a new water intake and pumping station near Lickhill, and laying a new water pipeline for 25km from there to Frankley in Birmingham. As the project is bout to start in earnest, and there is already work ongoing in Stourport, a drop-in session is being held for local residents to find out all about what’s happening on Tuesday 7 March at Stourport’s Civic Hall.
This is all part of our Birmingham Resilience Project, as Carol Bloor, explains: “We need to make sure our customers across the region continue to get a reliable water supply. This project is the biggest engineering challenge we have ever done and we’re investing around £300M. Although the project’s main aim is to make water supplies for Birmingham more resilient, it will have benefits for our customers right across our region, and in Stourport where the project team are based and a lot of work is taking place.
“As we’re about to start work to build the new pipeline, we’ll be holding a drop-in session for local residents to find out more about our plans. We’d love people to come and talk to us on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at The Civic Hall, Martins Way, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 8UJ from 4pm to 7pm. We’ll be there, together with our contract partners, Barhale, to answer any questions about the work. These sessions are a great way for us to find out how we can minimise the impact of any work on the local community, after all, the people who know the area best are the local residents.
“When work begins we’ll do all we can to help minimise any disruption and we’d like to ask the local community for their patience until the new pipes are in place.”