Severn Trent hold drop-in session ahead of planned work in Stourport

Severn Trent will host a drop-in session next week ahead of planned work due to take place in Stourport-on-Severn in the new year.

A new cable is being installed to provide power to a new pumping station in Lickhill as part of the Birmingham Resilience Project (BRP).

Andrew Mountain, from Severn Trent, explains: “We’re working closely with Western Power Distribution to install the new power supply that will enable us to pump water from the River Severn at Lickhill to Frankley water treatment works.

“The work is due to start on Wednesday 5 January next year and will take around 12 weeks to complete. We’ve been in close consultation with Stourport District Council and Worcester County Council to plan the best route and although there will be some restrictions on roads in Stourport, there will be no impact on the one-way system. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience this work causes for local people.”

A drop-in session, which will allow members of the community to find out more about the planned work, takes place on Tuesday 6 December from 4pm to 7pm at The Civic Hall in Martins Way. All residents near the work will receive an invitation letter to the session, although anyone interested can attend.

Western Power Distribution have appointed contractors from Morgan Sindall and JSM to install the new cable.

Andrew continues: “We’d encourage local residents and businesses who have any concerns about these plans to come along to this session to discuss them with us.

“We know there is never a good time to carry out work that involves closing roads but we’ll do whatever we can to minimise disruption to people in Stourport.”

The Birmingham Resilience Project is a huge programme of work that will make sure the city has a sustainable water supply for generations to come and includes building a new 26km water pipe to take water from the River Severn at Lickhill to Frankley.