Work begins to install new water pipes in Derbyshire village

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Severn Trent Water has begun installing over three and a half kilometres of new water pipes in and around Windley to lower the risk of pipes bursting.

The water company is investing £750,000 to replace the old and inefficient pipes in the area that were prone to leaks and bursts.

John Springett, programme engineer for Severn Trent Water, said: “We want to make sure our customers’ water supply is always there when they need it.

“That’s why we are investing a huge amount of money to lay brand new pipes in the Derbyshire village.”

The old pipes will be replaced with plastic ones that are more reliable.

The first part of the work will start on Gunhills Lane, moving onto Windley Lane before moving later on in the summer to Nether Lane and Windley Lane.

He added: “We’d encourage people to raise any concerns if they feel they’re being affected by our work - we’ll be happy to help with any questions or listen to suggestions.

“We know this work may cause some disruption to the local community, and we can only apologise for that but once all of the work is complete, the area will have a modern, reliable water network that will last for generations.”

Work began on installing the new pipes on Monday and it is hoped that the new pipes will be serving homes by the end of the summer.