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Severn Trent invites locals to find out more about £2m project in Willenhall

Thursday 29th June

Severn Trent is to hold a community drop-in session ahead of work to install new water pipes in Willenhall near Wolverhampton.

The work is being carried out as part of a £2m project to replace eight miles of water pipes over the last five years.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “We’ve been making a big investment in the Wolverhampton area over the last five years and these new pipes are the latest phase of this.“We know that the existing pipes have been in use for a long time and, as they get older, they can become increasingly at risk to leaks and bursts.

“So we’ve decided to make the change now and replace a large section of pipes in Willenhall so that they’ll provide local people with a reliable supply of water for many years to come.

“Which is why we’re inviting members of the community to come and meet with us to find out more about our plans and ask any questions they might have.”

The drop-in session will take place on Wednesday 5 July at Queens Lea Community Centre in Willenhall between 4pm and 7pm. Members of the community are invited to come along and talk to engineers involved in the project. Work is scheduled to start on Sunday 23 July on Sandbeds Road between the Ashmore Lake island and Haley Street.

Once this is complete further work will be completed on Charles Street. The whole project should be finished during September. Gareth continues: “Contractors from Amey will be carrying out the work for us and will work hard to cause as little disruption as possible and will get everything back to normal as quickly as they can.

“To allow the engineers to work safely we will need to have a temporary road closure in place and fully signposted diversions will be available for motorists.”

For more information about the work visit www.stw.works and to receive free weekly text updates from Amey about their progress text the word WILLENHALL to 01952 780333.

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