Stourbridge school kids get sewer savvy with Severn Trent

Friday 17th March

Staff from Severn Trent and Amey visited a Stourbridge school this week to teach pupils all about looking after their sewers to help avoid flooding.

Children from Ashwood Primary School in Wordsley had the chance to find out all about what they should, and shouldn’t, flush down the toilet.

The company also took the opportunity to make children and teachers aware of nearby planned work that is due to be carried out by contractors Amey at the end of March to increase the capacity of local sewers.

Adeeba Khalil, from Severn Trent, explains: “It was great to see the kids really engage with the session and enjoy learning about how they can help us to keep the sewers clear.

“Our message is a really simple one, only ever flush the 3Ps – pee, poo and paper!

“Ashwood Primary School is well aware of the issues that sewer flooding can cause, having been affected by the problem a couple of years ago. That’s why we’re about to start work on a new project in Bells Lane to increase the size of the sewers and stop that happening in the future.”

The children were also invited to design a safety sign that will be displayed on fencing when the new sewer work begins.

Jade Holyhead, from Amey, said: “It was great to see the children get so involved by taking such an interest in what they should and shouldn’t flush down the toilet and asking a lot of questions about the upcoming work. “We’re looking forward to receiving and picking the winning site safety warning signs to display around the working area.”

Adeeba added: “The school was really pleased that we were able to visit and run a session for the children that included safety advice about how to act around our work sites. They were also really grateful to see us getting involved with the local community ahead of the upcoming work in the area.”

For more information about the new sewer project in Bells Lane visit