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Severn Trent announces major works in Wednesfield

Severn Trent Water has announced it is spending a total of £960,000 to renew over four miles of water pipes in Wednesfield.

Severn Trent Water has announced it is spending a total of £960,000 to renew over four miles of water pipes in Wednesfield.

The work, which is due to begin in June 2014 will take almost a year to complete over a number of phases and is expected to end in May 2015.

Dave Kiernan, programme engineer for Severn Trent, said: “We’re investing nearly £1 million to renew 8km of water pipes in the Wednesfield area,

“These pipes have been serving the community for many years and so need to be replaced.

“This will help to reduce leaks and bursts in the area and also make sure our customers continue to enjoy a reliable supply of high quality water.”

The work had originally been scheduled to take place last year but was postponed.

Mr Kiernan said this was because there was lots of work taking place in the area.

“We wanted to make sure we did everything in one go rather than coming back several times,” he said.

“There’s also a lot of development happening in the area, so we wanted to wait and make sure we could lay new pipes for the new developments at the same time.

“We know that the work we’ll be doing, including closing roads, will be an inconvenience for people and we want to keep that to an absolute minimum for our customers and the local community, hence the delay.”

Roads affected by the work include:

Lichfield Road
Waddens Brook Lane
Broad Lane South
Fibbersley
Pool Hayes Lane
Lyndale Drive
Wem Gardens
Mere Close

Temporary traffic lights, one way systems and road closures could be in place, while advanced warning signs will be put up ahead of the work.

Severn Trent has also warned water supplies could be affected at some points during the work.

Letters have been sent to residents in affected streets.

Severn Trent has pledged to warn customers if any delays or changes to timescales occur.

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