Severn Trent to hold drop-in session ahead of sewer work in Rubery

Monday 6th February

Severn Trent is to hold a community drop-in session ahead of work to prevent sewer flooding to a number of homes in Rubery. 

During times of heavy rain some homes in the Windmill Avenue area are at risk of flooding as rain water drains from paths and roads into the sewer.

Noor Kanber, from Severn Trent, explains: “This is a really important project for residents in Windmill Avenue who are currently at risk of sewer flooding – that’s why we’ve taken the decision to invest in new pipes to help prevent the problem from happening.

“To do this our contractors Amey will be installing much bigger pipes that can remove twice as much waste water. This will mean that during heavy downpours the sewers should be able to cope with the quick increase in water.

“We’ve been working closely with the local council to plan in this work and now we’d like to invite local residents to come and see us to find out more about the scheme and share their views."

The drop-in session will take place in the company’s mobile community office which will be parked outside Select and Save in Windmill Avenue on Thursday 16 February from 4pm to 6.30pm.

The project is due to start on Monday 13 March and will continue until the end of the year. There will be some traffic restrictions in place at different stages of the scheme to allow the engineers to work safely.

Noor continues: “We’re really glad that we’re able to carry out this work to guard against flooding and protect our customer’s homes.

“Our engineers will work as quickly as possible to complete the work and they'll consult with local residents before starting any work outside their homes. 

“We knowthat some disruption will be caused but we hope that everyone will see the long-term benefits this scheme will have.” 

Anyone who wants to be kept up-to-date with the work by Amey can text the word WINDMILL to 01952 780333. 

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