Water pipe work completed three weeks early

12 May 2016

Severn Trent is pleased to say that work to replace over half a kilometre of water pipes in Walton on the Wolds, near Loughborough in Leicestershire is complete – three weeks earlier than planned.  The company has invested over £73,000 in the new pipes to make sure its customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it. 

Michael Holder, programme engineer from Severn Trent, explains: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.  Our priority is to make sure our customers have a constant, reliable source of water, so we decided to invest now to lay the brand new water pipes.”

The work started in Six Hills Road at the beginning of April, and thanks to Severn Trent’s contractor partner, Laing O’Rourke, changing the pipe laying technique, the work is now finished.

Michael comments: “The original plan was to open up the road to lay the new pipes, but by drilling the pipes through the ground rather than digging a trench, it made the job much quicker and meant we could finish the work three weeks early.

“We’d like to thank the people of Walton on the Wolds for their patience while we carried out this important work.  We knew that working in such a rural area would cause disruption but everyone was really supportive.  Now that the work is complete, the area has a modern water network that will last for many years to come.”