Bilton water trouble to be resolved by new Severn Trent pipes in Addison Road

Site of installation of new pipe work in Addison Road, where hundreds of homes were left without water, earlier this week.
Site of installation of new pipe work in Addison Road, where hundreds of homes were left without water, earlier this week.
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WORK has begun to lay 
hundreds of metres of new pipes after scores of homes in New Bilton people were left without water.

Severn Trent started work on Monday to renew the 850 metres of water mains that serve the Addison Road area of Bilton.

The work began at short notice after a series of bursts that left hundreds of people without water or with low pressure during the last week.

Jonathan Tait, programme manager for Severn Trent, said: “Our customers have been incredibly patient during these incidents and we wanted to put in place a long term solution as quickly as possible.

“That’s why we have taken the decision to renew the water main earlier than originally planned.

“We’ve been able to do this thanks to the support of our contractors Morgan Sindall as well as Warwickshire Highways.”

Workers moved onto the site on Monday and a customer contact vehicle is available for anyone with any questions about the work at the junction of Addison Road and Johnson Avenue this week.

Severn Trent expects the work to take around three weeks.

Traffic lights have been set up while the work continues.