Severn Trent to begin major £1.57m investment to upgrade Rugy’s water network

Monday 6th June 2022

Severn Trent is beginning work on the delivery of a major project of upgrades to the water network in Rugby, modernising this essential piece of infrastructure. 

The £1.57 million package of essential upgrades will see the replacement of 5km of pipes in the town centre. The new pipework will improve resilience, reducing the chance of leaks or burst pipes and ensuring a consistent supply of clean, fresh water to residents of Rugby for generations to come.
The rolling 13-month programme begins on Monday 6th June, with two teams starting work on Bridget Street and Corporation Street. In order to reduce the impact to the community, the teams will move from street to street replacing the water pipes. 

To ensure the safety of the teams delivering these works and other road users, temporary traffic measures – including some road and lane closures – will be in effect in those areas where the replacement pipes are being installed. Access to homes, businesses and emergency vehicles will always be maintained, and signed diversion routes will be put in place. 

Paul Baxter, Head of Water Networks at Severn Trent, said: “Our customers deserve a water supply that they can rely on and a network that can meet the demands of the community. That is why we’re making this investment in upgrading the water infrastructure in Rugby.  

“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%. 

“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.” 

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