Severn Trent to install new, more durable water pipes in Chesterfield

Wednesday 19th July

Severn Trent is to invest tens of thousands of pounds in new water pipes in parts of Chesterfield to provide a reliable water supply for the future.~

The company is spending more than £62,000 to replace just under half a kilometre of water pipes in the Boythorpe area of the town.

John Springett, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, explains: “The pipes beneath the footpath between Boythorpe Road and Wardlow Close have been in place for a long time, so, to make sure they don’t start to leak or burst, we’ve decided to be proactive and get them replaced.

“The new pipes will be really durable and will provide local people with a really high quality supply of fresh water.”

Work on installing the new pipes will be carried out by engineers from Laing O’Rourke, with the project set to start on Monday 31 July. Engineers will also be working in Whitecotes Lane to disconnect the old water pipe and connect up the new ones.

John added: “We’re expecting this scheme to take around four weeks to complete. We need temporary traffic lights while we work to keep our team safe so we decide it was best to schedule this project for the summer holidays when there will be fewer vehicles on the road.

“We’d like to apologise in advance for any delays this causes but hopefully local people will understand the long-term benefits of having brand new water pipes.”