Severn Trent has returned to Worcester City Centre, to begin phase two of its £1.25M project to replace ageing water pipes.

The company has completed the first phase of the pipe replacement project on The Shambles, and has now started work on Pump Street to improve the water network for those living and working in the area.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said:

“We’ve already managed to complete the majority of the work, and now we just need to make sure the rest of our network is in the same, top condition by doing the last bit of the project. This work will see new water pipes for the city to make sure the chance of pipes bursting and causing problems are reduced. But don’t worry, we don’t need to do anything where we’ve already been, so we won’t be digging up the lovely new paving at all. We’ll just be continuing to replace the pipes from where we finished last year.”

After the work on Pump Street, teams will work round to New Street, Charles Street and finish on St Swithin’s Street in mid-Spring.”