Severn Trent to share plans for sewer work in Shropshire village

Thursday 29th June

Severn Trent is to hold a community drop-in session in Orleton ahead of £550,000 upgrades to sewers in the area.

The company is inviting local people to come and find out more about its plans to prevent sewer flooding in the Millbrook Close and Mortimer Drive areas of the village.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, explains: “During spells of heavy rain the sewers in Millbrook Close and Mortimer Drive struggle to deal with the increase in waste water during bad weather.

“We’ll be installing larger pipes to increase the capacity in the sewers and to protect homes from sewer flooding – which nobody wants to experience.

“We’re now inviting local people to come and see us to find out more about our plans and to raise any concerns they might have.”

The community drop-in session will take place at Orleton Village Hall in Millbrook Way, Orleton from 4pm to 7pm on Monday 3 July.

Gareth continues: “This is a really important investment that will reduce the risk of flooding to a number of homes.“We’re planning on starting work during the week starting Monday 17 July and expect to be finished by the end of the year.

“To allow our contractors from Amey to work safely there will be temporary road closures in place, and the engineers will work in 50 metre sections at a time to minimise disruption as much as possible.

“We’ll work hard to get this work completed as quickly as possible and we hope that local people will appreciate the great benefits it will bring.”