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Severn Trent to increase sewer capacity in Stourbridge to guard against flooding

Monday 6th March

Severn Trent is planning to spend half a million pounds to increase the capacity of its sewers in Stourbridge to help prevent flooding that has affected a primary school in the past.

The company will install bigger sewers under the Bells Lane area in Wordsley to increase the capacity by 350,000 litres, so helping make sure Ashwood Park Primary School and local residents are not affected by sewer flooding in the future.

And engineers leading the project are now inviting local people to find out more about the scheme, which is scheduled to start at the end of March.

Seng Cheah, from Severn Trent, explains: “We’re making a big investment in the area but it’ll be worth every penny if it stops the flooding issues that local people have been experienced in the past.

“Sewer flooding is the last thing anyone wants to deal with and that’s why we’ve taken the decision to upgrade our network for the future but, before we begin work, we want to speak to local people about our plans and to invite them to join us at our drop-in session to ask any questions they may have."

The session will take place at Ashwood Park Primary School in Bells Lane, Stourbridge between 4pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 16 March. Anyone interested in the project is invited to come along to find out more and raise any concerns they might have.

Seng added: “Our contractors from Amey will begin work on Monday 27 March and the project should be completed by the end of the year.

“We’re working hard to minimise disruption to the local community while we work but we’ll need some road closures to make sure our engineers can work safely.

“We’ll make sure fully signposted diversions are in place and will allow access to homes and businesses. Hopefully everyone will realise that the huge benefits of the project will be worth the minor disruption.”

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

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