Severn Trent to invest in new water pipes in Nottingham

Friday 4th August

Severn Trent is investing £100,000 in new pipes for an area of Nottingham that will provide local people with a reliable source of fresh water for years to come.

The company is planning to install 118 metres of brand new water pipes beneath Hucknall Road to the south of the junction with Gala Way.

Helen Purdy, from Severn Trent, explains: “The water pipes in this area are starting to get a little old and are becoming more prone to leaks and bursts. That’s why we’ve taken the decision to make this investment and install the new pipes.

“This will provide people with a more reliable supply and a higher quality of water being delivered to their taps.

“We’ve been working closely with the local council to plan this work and we’re doing it during the school summer holidays to reduce the impact on traffic.”

Work is due to start on Monday 7 August and should take three weeks to complete.

Helen added: “Contractors from Laing O’Rourke will be carrying out the work for us and they’ll work as quickly as possible to get everything finished on schedule.“To allow the engineers to work safely the northbound lane of Hucknall Road will be closed with a fully sign-posted diversion in place along Andover Road. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.”

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 it serves between 2015 and 2020.