Work ready to start improving Coalville’s water supply

24th October 2016

Severn Trent’s scheme to invest nearly £500,000 in Coalville to replace two-and-a-half miles of water pipes is due to start next Monday in the Leicestershire town.

Craig Viner, programme engineer, explains: “These pipes have done sterling work serving the locals of Coalville for many years but are now starting to come to the end of their useful life. As the pipes get older, they can be more likely to burst and cause problems for our customers. We really don’t want that, so we’re replacing them to give the locals a water supply they can trust for many years to come.”

Work will begin on Stanton Lane next Monday, where the road will be closed, before moving onto Shaw Lane and Beveridge Lane, where there will be lane closures. Work will then finish on Bardon Road, where a lane will be closed followed by two-way traffic lights.

Severn Trent contract partners Laing O’Rourke will be carrying out the work which is expected to be finished Spring 2017.

Craig continues “Our priority is to provide our customers with a top quality water supply that they can rely on, and this investment into the area will see the people of Coalville continue to enjoy a dependable water supply for many years to come. We’d like to say thank you to the locals for their understanding as to why this work is so important to the community.”