Water pipe replacement project in Rugby on schedule despite pandemic - The Rugby Observer

Water pipe replacement project in Rugby on schedule despite pandemic

Rugby Editorial 20th Jul, 2020   0

WORK to replace more than five kilometres of water pipes in Rugby is going well despite the pandemic say Severn Trent.

Bosses say the £1.3million project, which started in March, is still set to completed on time in November.

Severn Trent spokeswoman Shannon Currall said: “Both ourselves and our contract partners, Forkers Civil & Ground Engineering, would like to say a huge thank you to all of the local residents for their patience during these essential works.

“We’re conscious that we’ve been much more visible to the local residents than normal during the coronavirus lockdown and have been really grateful for everyone’s support and understanding. So far we’ve installed over two kilometres of new pipes and we have another three kilometres to go.

“We know how important it is that our customers always have water when they need it, especially right now with the extra handwashing people are doing, and that’s why projects like this really matter as by replacing our water pipes, we’re preventing them from bursting and causing problems. “This project is making sure our water network is of top quality, meaning our customers can have a reliable water supply for years to come.

“When we’ve finished this project, everyone living in the area will benefit from the project, and enjoy a water supply that they can trust for generations to come.”

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