Works in Derbyshire completed three weeks early

26th September 2016

Severn Trent have successfully completed mains renewal work in Ambergate three weeks ahead of schedule, allowing the A6 to be re-opened for drivers earlier than expected.

Severn Trent have invested £162,000 to renew 1km water pipes to ensure local people will continue to have a great service.  The work was due to finish on October 17th but instead was fully completed on Sunday (25th September).

Programme engineer Michael Holder explains how they’ve managed to do it: “Our contract partners Laing O’Rourke worked really hard in making sure this project was completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. The teams worked 12 hour days and doing seven days a week.

“We know that the A6 is a vital road in Ambergate, and our work could have caused problems for some locals who rely on this road every day. It’s always our priority to cause as little disruption as possible and now, with the work complete three weeks ahead of schedule, we’re in a great position to able to reopen the road early.

“As well as thanking Laing O’Rourke for their commitment to this project, we’d like to thank the local people for their patience while we carried out this vital work. We’d also like to apologise for the inconvenience caused with us working here but, with the pipes replaced, the local residents can enjoy a reliable water source for years to come.”