16th Oct, 2019

Road closure warning as Severn Trent begins works on replacing water pipes in Malvern

A WARNING has been issued about temporary road closures in Malvern due to work by Severn Trent.

The first stage – to replace 1km of ageing water pipes with new ones in Castlemorton – began on Monday and runs until the middle of September.

The water provider said the two-month project would reduce the risk of leaks and burst pipes in the future, ensuring a reliable water supply for generations to come.

A temporary road closure is in place along New Road, between the junction of Chase End Road and the B4208, between now and August 9, to keep workers, pedestrians and road users safe.

Work will also take place on the B4208 as part of the same project from this Monday, July 29, to September 12.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place during that time and access will be maintained for residents but not to through traffic.

Gareth Mead from Severn Trent, said: “As water pipes get old, they can become weaker and crack, making them prone to leaks and bursts.

“We want to make sure our customers’ water supply in the area is always there when they need it, which is why we’re investing £120,000 to lay brand new water pipes along New Road, in Castlemorton.

“This work is really important to make sure that water supplies for our customers are reliable going forward.

“We’re doing all we can to help minimise disruption and to keep everyone affected up-to-date with progress.

“We’re asking the local community for their patience in advance, while we put the new pipes in place.

“But once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern water network that will provide wonderful water for many years to come.”

The work in Castlemorton is part of a £10million investment programme across Worcestershire, to replace 60 miles of new water pipes over a 12 month period.

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