Water pipe replacement plan for Amber Valley village

Work is due to start next month and be finished by the summer.
Work is due to start next month and be finished by the summer.

More than a quarter of a million pounds is to be spent on improving the reliability of the water supply for customers in an Amber Valley village.

Severn Trent Water is to invest £260,000 to install more than two kilometres of new water pipes in the Quarndon area.

John Springett, Severn Trent Water programme engineer, said: “We want to make sure our customers continue to get a reliable water supply.

“Unfortunately, the water pipes in the area have grown old and are now prone to bursts, which can lead to interruptions in the water supply.”

Residents wishing to find out more are being invited to a drop-in information session on Tuesday at the Church Hall, on Church Road in Quarndon, between 3.30pm and 7pm.

Mr Springett said: “We’ll be there, together with our contract partners, Laing O’Rourke, to answer any questions about the work.

These sessions are a great way for us to find out how we can minimise the impact of any work on the local community.

“We’ll be starting work later in March and we expect everything to be finished by the summer. When work begins we’ll do all we can to help minimise any disruption and we’d like to ask the local community for their patience until the new pipes are in place.”