Severn Trent’s £1.5m water scheme remains on schedule in Oakham

Friday 30th June

Severn Trent’s work to install brand new water pipes in Oakham is progressing well and remains on track to be completed by the Autumn.

The company has now nearly finished work on Dean’s Street and will then move on to Church Street as the £1.5m scheme to improve the water supply in the town continues.

Mike Holder, from Severn Trent, explains: “We’re making really good progress on the project and we’re working as quickly as we can to get everything finished on schedule.

“These new pipes will make a real difference to people in the town, providing homes and businesses with a high quality water supply that they can rely on.

“In total we’re replacing almost three kilometres of water pipes in Oakham and we’d like to thank local people for their patience so far.”

Work is due to begin on Church Street on Monday 10 July and should be complete by the end of August.

Mike continues: “To allow our contractors from Amey to complete the work safely we will have a temporary road closure in place on Church Street – however there will still be access to the car park via Northgate.

“Our engineers will work quickly to get this phase of the project complete and we’ll work with local residents and businesses to cause as little disruption as possible.”

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.

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