Spondon set for £200,000 worth of new water pipes
12th October 2016
Severn Trent are ready to start work next week (17 October) replacing old water pipes in Spondon with brand new pipes to serve the Derbyshire village.
John Springett, Severn Trent’s programme engineer, explains: “We’re investing over £200,000 to renew the water pipes in Spondon. These pipes have served the community well for many years but as they get older, they become more prone to leaks and bursts. Our priority is to supply our customers with a great quality water supply that’s always there when they need it and that’s why we’ll be replacing almost a mile of old pipes.
“We know there is never a good time to carry out work in the highway but we will be doing all we can to keep the disruption to a minimum. We’ve written to everyone in the area to let them know about the work and have set up a dedicated website to keep everyone updated. We’ll carry out the work using a mixture of traffic lights and give and go boards to ensure the roads remain open.”
Severn Trent contract partners Laing O’Rourke will be doing the work that will begin on Litton Drive in Spondon on 17 October. Work is due to be completed by the end of January 2017.
John continues: “We’d like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and understanding and apologise for the inconvenience this work will cause, but we hope everyone understands how important it is and that they will soon have a brand new water pipe system that will last for generations.”
You can keep up to date with progress of work by visiting our Planned improvements section.