Water supplier invites Rugbeians to learn more about improvements to town’s network - The Rugby Observer

Water supplier invites Rugbeians to learn more about improvements to town’s network

Rugby Editorial 15th Jul, 2022   0

INFORMATION about upgrades to Rugby’s water supply network which will cause over a year of road closures will be on display at a drop-in session on Thursday (July 21).

Severn Trent is inviting customers in Rugby to learn more about its £1.57million programme of improvements to the town’s water network by replacing 5km of pipes in the area.

Residents can view the plans and speak with members of the team at the Severn Trent exhibition vehicle, which will be parked at the Indian Community Centre in Edward Street on Thursday (July 21) from 3pm-6.30pm.

Lisa Orme from Severn Trent said: “Our drop-in sessions provide a great opportunity for customers to ask us any questions about the work and for us to find out more about the area.

“Customer feedback is really important to us, and we look forward to meeting residents to discuss these network upgrades which will benefit the Rugby community for generations to come.”

The latest phase of the works will see the upgrade of water pipes in and around Oliver Street.

Other roads to be affected during the first phase of the works, finishing in November, include Bakehouse Lane, Bennett Street, Bridget Street, Corporation Street, Edward Street, Evreux Way, George Street, Little Elborow Street, Oliver Street, Plowman Street, Rounds Gardens, Rowland Street, Stephen Street, West Leys and York Street.

Temporary traffic measures – including some road and lane closures – will take place in affected areas. Access to homes, businesses and emergency vehicles will be maintained, and signed diversion routes will be in place.

Severn Trent says the new pipework will ‘improve resilience, reducing the chance of leaks or burst pipes and ensuring a consistent supply of clean, fresh water for generations to come’.

Paul Baxter, Head of Water Networks at Severn Trent, said: “Network upgrades such as these are a key part of our commitment to reduce interruptions to our customers’ water supplies, ensuring the consistent delivery of clean, fresh and safe water. The installation of new, modern pipework will also help us to meet our goal of reducing wasted water by cutting back leakage by 15 per cent.

“We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause. We’ll be doing everything that we can to minimise disruption and we’ll be looking to get the works completed and everything back to normal as quickly as possible.”

Severn Trent added that interruptions to water supplies may occur during the works. Cards will be posted to affected residents 48 hours before work starts.

Anyone who has questions about the work but is unable to attend the drop-in event can contact Lisa Orme at Severn Trent on 07790 845234.

Visit www.stw.works for more information.


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