Severn Trent to hold public drop-in sessions ahead of projects in Powys

Friday 20th January

Severn Trent is hosting public drop-in sessions ahead of two projects to install new water pipes in Powys.

The company is planning to replace water pipes to prevent leaks and bursts that can cause interruptions to customers’ water supplies in Mochdre and Sarn near Newtown.

The schemes form part of a wider £5m investment that Severn Trent is making to replace pipes across Powys.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “Theses will be big projects for Mochdre and Sarn and we want to make sure that local people have a chance to find out more and to share their views and any concerns that might have about the work.

“The work itself will help make sure that our customers in both areas have a reliable water supply.

“In recent years there have been a number of bursts and leaks in the area as the pipes get older, so now is the right time for us to take action to help prevent this happening in the future.

“We want to work closely with local people to minimise any disruption and we’d invite anyone who wants to meet with us to discuss our plans to come along to one of the sessions.”

The drop-in session in Sarn will take place on Thursday 26 January at Sarn Village Hall between 4pm and 7pm.

Work on the project will begin during late February on private land near to Shop Lane. Engineers will then be working on the A489 near the junction with Spring Bank and then along the road past Holy Trinity Church to the junction with Wern Lane. Road restrictions will be in place at some stages of the project.

A drop-in session in Mochdre takes place on Wednesday 8 February at Mochdre Old School between 4pm and 7pm.Work on this project is due to start in early March and should be complete by June. Road restrictions will be in place at certain times of the project to allow engineers to work safely.

Gareth added: “We know disruption can be caused when we need to use temporary traffic lights but these will only be in place to keep our engineers safe while they work.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this will cause, however, these projects are really important for Sarn and Mochdre and we’ll work as quickly as we can to get it completed.”