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Severn Trent to hold community drop-in sessions ahead of £5m sewer work in Warwickshire

Tuesday 27th June

Severn Trent is to hold two community drop-in sessions ahead of plans to invest almost £5m in the sewage network between Long Marston and Pebworth near Stratford-upon-Avon.

The project will see the company construct a new sewage pumping station at Long Marston Sewage Treatment Works that will pump waste water to Stratford through a new five kilometre pipeline between Long Marston and Pebworth.

This will then allow the company to close the sewage treatment works at Long Marston and Pebworth, and treat all the waste at the sewage works in Milcote.

Matt Idziak, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is great news for customers as the scheme will see fewer tankers going into and out of Long Marston, and the sewage will be treated to a higher standard at Milcote before being returned to the environment.

"Now, we’re inviting members of the public to come along to two drop-in sessions to be held in the local area to find out more about the scheme and to raise any concerns they might have.”

The first session will take place at Long Marston Village Hall on Wednesday 28 June between 2pm and 7pm. The team will then be at Pebworth Village Hall on Thursday 29 June between 2pm and 7pm.Everyone is invited to come along to speak to the engineers involved in the work and to ask any questions they might have.

Matt continues: “We’re really keen to speak to as many local people as possible before we start this scheme.

“At the moment we’re hoping to begin work in August, with the project due to complete by February 2019. Once all this has been finished we’ll be able to carry out some additional work in Broad Marston to improve sewer flooding protection in the village.”

The project 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 about the work visit www.stw.works.

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