We're investing £500,000 in brand new pipes to reduce bursts in Telford
On Monday (13 July), we will start installing over 1300 metres of brand new water pipes along Majestic Way and part of Castlefields Way in Telford. The area’s water pipes have grown old,
making them prone to leaks and bursts. To make sure our customers’ taps and toilets keep working, we will be investing a whopping half a million pounds to replace them.
Catherine Webb, community communications officer, explains: “As water pipes get old, they can grow weaker leading them to crack or burst, and the pipes in this area have burst a few times in recent years. We want to make sure our customers’ water supply is always there when they need it, that’s why we’re investing a huge amount of money to lay brand new water pipes in this part of Telford.”
“We’ll be replacing the old pipes with new plastic pipes - that’s good news for our customers because the new plastic pipes are more resistant to bursts. We appreciate that any work
in the roads can cause inconvenience, and we’ve worked hard to plan this job so that we can do the work with the least amount of disruption possible.”
Work will start work on Castlefields Way from the junction of Woodside Avenue and work towards the Castlefields roundabout. It will then move onto the north of Majestic Way
and work backdown, again towards the Castlefields roundabout. You may see teams for the company around before the work starts, setting up the compound and getting things ready to start work on Monday.
“As ever, we’d encourage people to raise any concerns if they feel they’re being affected by our work - we’ll be happy to help with any questions or listen to suggestions. We’ve written
to residents and businesses near to the work to explain what we’re doing and why, and to give them contact details for the team for if they have any questions.”
"We know this work may cause some disruption to the local community, and we can only apologise for that. But once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern,
reliable water network that will last for generations.”