Worcestershire villages to see £1.6 million sewer improvements

19th July 2016

Two neighbouring villages in Worcestershire are set to benefit from a £1.6 million investment, as Severn Trent starts work this week to improve the local sewer system and reduce the risk of sewer flooding.

Residents in Broadwas and Cotheridge will benefit from the improvements as Seng Cheah, programme engineer for Severn Trent, explains:

“The existing sewer network in Broadwas and Cotheridge has been serving the community for many years, but as its grown older and with the extra demand placed on it, there have been several burst pipes in recent years. This can lead to pollution incidents and potentially sewer flooding. This is one of the worst things our customers can face and we’re determined to do everything we can to prevent it.

The work, which is expected to last until the end of the year, will include a brand new sewage pumping station in Cotheridge, revamp of the existing Broadwas pumping station and 900 metres of new, larger sewer pipes through the village.

Seng continues: “Due to the nature of the work, and to keep the public and our workforce safe, we will unfortunately need to close sections of Lightwood Lane in Cotheridge while we work. We’ve already held an exhibition in the village and met lots of the residents to talk through our work and the benefits it will bring. We know there will be some disruption but our contract partners, NMCNomenca, will work with residents and the wider community throughout to make sure we maintain access to driveways wherever possible and minimise our impact.

“We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we get this vital work done. We won’t be around for long, but the work we’re doing will benefit our customers in the local area for many years to come.”