Water pipe work in Bamford ahead of schedule

11 July 2016

Our work to provide residents in the Bamford area of Derbyshire with £300,000 worth of brand new water pipes is going very well and is currently three weeks ahead of schedule.

John Springett, programme manager for Severn Trent, explains: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.  We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it, that’s why we’re investing nearly £300,000 in these brand new water pipes.

“Our contract partner, Laing O’Rourke started working in Station Road and Main Road in April and we’re happy to say that all of the work there is now complete, so that should help traffic to travel through the village much more easily. 

"Now that part of the work is done, we’re moving on to side roads where we’ll be able to keep the road open and just use signs instead. During that time we’ll try and allow as much vehicle access as possible for residents and businesses.

“This work is really important to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward."We’re doing all we can to help minimise disruption and keep everyone affected up to date with progress, and so far both the residents and the local council have told us that they’re happy.  We’d like to thank the local community for their patience and ask them to bear with us for just a little while longer.  In the autumn, once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will last for many years to come.”