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Severn Trent to complete final phase of work to replace water pipes in Cemmaes

Tuesday 16th January

Severn Trent is to carry out the final phase of its work in the Cemmaes area of Powys to install new water pipes that will provide customers with a really reliable supply for years to come.

The work is part of a £5m investment in new water pipes for the Powys area that will make sure customers have access to fresh water whenever they need it.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “We know how important it is for everyone to have a nice cup of tea or a shower after a long day at work and that’s why we’re making sure the water pipes in Cemmaes are as reliable as possible.

“The existing pipes have been serving customers well for a long time but we’ve taken the decision to replace them now, before they start becoming more prone to leaks and bursts.”

The first part of the work is due to start on Monday 22 January along sections of the A470 from the river bridge towards the roundabout in Glantwymyn.

Engineers will then complete the final phase of pipe replacement along the A470 in Cwm-Llinau and Rhosawel during March.

Gareth continues: “To make sure engineers from our contractor Amey can work safely there will be temporary traffic lights in place while we complete the work in short sections along the road.

“We know this might cause some local disruption but we’ll work as quickly as we can to get the new pipes in to keep disruption to a minimum.”

The scheme forms part of Severn Trent’s commitment to investing in its infrastructure which will see the equivalent of £1,400 invested for every home and business it serves between 2015 and 2020.

For more information and updates about the work visit www.stw.works.

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