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Severn Trent invites Shropshire residents to find out more about new water pipe plans

Thursday 25th May

Severn Trent is inviting local people in Napley Heath near Market Drayton to have their say on plans to install new water pipes.

The company is investing £250,000 on the new pipes that will provide customers with a reliable supply for years to come.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “The existing pipes beneath Napley Road have been in place for many years and we know that over time old pipes can sometimes become less reliable.

“That’s why we’ve taken the decision to install these brand new durable pipes to make sure local people always have access to fresh drinking water. In total we’ll be replacing around two kilometres of pipes to help guard against leaks and bursts happening in the future.

"Now we’re inviting people to a community drop-in session to find out more about our plans and when and where we’ll be working.” 

The drop-in session will take place on Wednesday 31 May from 4pm to 7pm at Norton in Hales Jubilee Hall, TF9 4AT. Everyone is invited to come along and speak to the team who will be overseeing the work.

The pipes will start to be installed on Monday 26 June and the project should be complete by the end of August.

Gareth added: “Our contractors from Amey will be working to replace these pipes and will do as much as possible to minimise disruption to daily life.

“During the work there will be some temporary road closures in place to allow the engineers to work safely and fully signposted diversions will be setup for motorists in the area.“We know this may cause some local delays but we hope local people realise the benefits these new pipes will have.”

For more information about the work visit www.stw.works and to receive updates from Amey about their progress text the word NAPLEY to 01952 780333.

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