New water pipes for Sutton Cheney now complete - weeks earlier than planned

We've now completed our £200,000 investment to renew more than a mile of water pipes in Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire.  This is part of a huge programme to invest hundreds of millions of pounds across the region to renew ageing water pipes and make water supplies more secure, with less risk of leaks and bursts.

Mike Holder, programme engineer from Severn Trent Water, explains: “It’s really important to us to make sure our customers continue to receive a reliable water and waste service. Unfortunately, the water pipes in Sutton Cheney had grown old and were prone to leaks and bursts, which could have led to interruptions in the water supply. To help prevent this from happening in the future, we’ve invested £200,000 to replace over a mile of new water pipes in the area.”

“We started this important work in November last year with Laing O’Rourke, our contract partner, and we’re happy to say that all of the work is now finished three weeks ahead of schedule.  We used a technique where we drilled under to roads and pavements to lay the pipes, rather than cutting open a trench, which is much quicker and causes much less
disruption for the local area.

“We’d like to say thank you to local residents, businesses and road users for their continued co-operation and patience during this work.  This has been a big job, however, now that the work is done, there should be no more disruption in these areas from leaks and bursts, and the new pipes should last for many years to come.”