WORK to upgrade water supply pipes in the Weeping Cross area of Stafford has been completed by Severn Trent Water.
And the firm has paid tribute to local schoolchildren who took a keen interest in the work and designed safety posters for the stretch of the roadworks outside Berkswich Primary School.
Severn Trent invested £200,000 in installing nearly two kilometres of new pipes, replacing worn out old ones which had become liable to bursts.
Severn Trent Water engineer Dave Kiernan said: “ “We started the work back in January, and we’re happy to say that everything is now complete. We’d like to thank the local community for their patience while the work was ongoing - we know that closing roads causes real disruption for people, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.
“We’d particularly like to thank the Berkswich C of E school community, where some of our work was taking place. We know that our work was inconvenient, but they worked with us so that we could do the job with the minimum disruption.
“The children at the school got involved and designed some fantastic safety signs for us that were used on the safety fences around our roadworks.”
The new pipes mean that water supplies for people in the area are now more secure.