Severn Trent to invest £1.5m in new water pipes for Oakham

10th January

Severn Trent is investing around £1.5m in new water pipes in Oakham as part of a project that will provide a reliable water supply for the town for years to come.

The company is planning to replace almost three kilometres of water pipes in the market town and local people are being invited to share their views on the project.

Mike Holder, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is a really important scheme for Oakham that will see a huge investment to improve water supplies to everyone who lives, works and visits there.

“We know some people may have some concerns about a project of this scale and that’s why we’re inviting anyone who wants to talk to us to come and see us in the town centre later this month.”

A drop-in session will be held in the company’s mobile community office that will be parked at the corner of High Street and Market Place from 1pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 25 January.

Mike continues: “Anyone is welcome to visit the session to find out more about the scheme and share any views or raise concerns they may have.

“As with any of our projects we will need to use a range of traffic management during the course of the scheme, but we want to work closely with the local council, local businesses and local people to minimise the impact this will have as much as possible.

“We’re really sorry for any inconvenience this will cause but we hope that people will realise the benefits that the project will have for everyone in Oakham.”

The first phase of the work will start on Monday 6 February on Station Road at the Burley Road junction. This follows on from previous work that the company carried out in Oakham last year.