£7million water pipes upgrade project for Buxton now in final stages

A £7million investment to upgrade aging water pipes in Buxton is now in its final stages.
The water company is replacing ageing water pipes in the area.The water company is replacing ageing water pipes in the area.
The water company is replacing ageing water pipes in the area.

The company is installing brand new pipes to provide the town with a more resilient water supply that will serve the area with water for years to come.

The work to upgrade around 30 miles of pipes started back in 2017 and is now nearing completion.

Lisa Orme, from Severn Trent said: “We’re now on the home stretch of an ambitious scheme to replace 30 miles of water pipes in Buxton.

"As pipes grow old they are more prone to leaks and bursts, which is why we’ve invested a lot of money in Buxton to make sure that everyone in the town has a water supply that can be relied on for generations to come.

“For the last leg of the project we’re going to be starting work on Long Lane from the direction of Ashbourne/Meadow Lane and the team will work along Long Lane in sections towards the railway line before completing the work just past Brook Cottage.”

Severn Trent partner Amey is carrying out work on behalf of the company, with this section of work due to complete by the start of February 2021.

Lisa added: “We’d once again like to thank the residents of Buxton for their patience and understanding as we work on this important project, we’re really looking forward to everyone being able to experience the benefits in the near future.”

Mike Holder, programme engineer from Severn Trent, said: “We’ve invested a lot of money in Buxton to make sure that everyone in the town has a water supply they can rely on for years to come.

“The older pipes get, the more unreliable they are – so this will make sure that you can have a shower or make a cup of tea whenever you want to.

“It’s important that the people in Buxton understand what we’re doing, and what benefits it will bring to the area.”

The company has apologised for any nuisance the work and delays have caused to residents during the project.

For more information about the work in Buxton as it reaches its final stages of completion, visit www.stw.works/in-my-area/planned-improvements.

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