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Severn Trent to invest £250,000 in new water pipes for Derbyshire village

Tuesday 28th March

Severn Trent is to invest more than a quarter of a million pounds to install new water pipes in Church Broughton to guard against leaks and bursts.

The company is preparing to replace around 1.6km of pipes in the Derbyshire village and will begin work on Monday 17 April.

Craig Viner, who is leading the project, explains: “This is a big investment for Church Broughton and will make a huge difference to people in the village, making sure they have a reliable water supply for years to come.

“We know that as pipes get older they can become more prone to leaks and bursts and that’s why we’ve taken the decision to invest in this area and make sure residents aren’t inconvenienced in the future.”

The project should take around 15 weeks to complete, and Severn Trent’s contractors, Amey, hope to be finished by the end of July. Work will take place on Ashbourne Road, Main Street, Old Hall Lane and Boggy Lane.

Craig added: “To allow our engineers to work safely we’ll need to have a road closure in place while we work. We’ll have fully signposted diversions and we’ll do our best to make sure that people have access to their homes and businesses as much as possible.

“We know this may cause some inconvenience but we hope people will understand the great benefits these new pipes will bring.”

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 the company serves between 2015 and 2020.

For more information about the project visit www.stw.works.

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