We're investing £500,000 in new water pipes for Thurmaston

Next week, we'll start work to replace the old water pipes in Melton Road, Thurmaston.

Shannon Currall, Community Officer, explains:  “We really want our customers to have a water supply that they can rely on.  Following a history of burst pipes in the area, and the inconvenience that caused for the local community, we’ve made the decision to invest £500,000 to not only replace the whole section of existing pipes, but also to put in new pipes to make sure if anything does go wrong in future, we have a more resilient system.

“We’re going to be replacing the old, brittle pipes with brand new plastic pipes that are much more reliable, and the work has been planned in a way that gives the local community the least amount of inconvenience.   Our plan is to renew nearly a kilometre of water pipes in total, and we expect that to take around ten weeks.”

The work will begin on the junction of Melton Road and Fosse Way where, to keep both local people and workers safe, there will be temporary traffic lights.  The work will then move down Melton Road up to the Syston Roundabout.

Shannon added: “We know that this work may mean some inconvenience for the local community, as this is a busy road and we’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected, and to ask for their patience.  Once this work is complete, the area will have a modern, reliable water network that will last for generations.”