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Residents in Ranton and Derrington facing road closures as £170,000 improvement project begins on water pipes

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 08, 2014

By Robin Scott

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RESIDENTS in Ranton and Derrington will see their water supplies secured after work started this week on a £170,000 project to replace old piping.

Severn Trent Water programme engineer, Dave Kiernan, said the scheme - which will see road closures in the area as the work progresses - would likely be finished by the end of February.

“We want to make sure that our customers continue to receive a reliable water supply,” he said.

“Unfortunately, the water pipes in the Ranton area have grown old and they’re now prone to bursts.

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“To help prevent this from happening in the future, we’re investing £170,000 to install more than 1.4 kilometres of new water pipes in the area.”

Mr Kiernan thanked customers for

“We’ve started work this week and we expect the new pipes to be in use by the end of February 2014.”

Mr Kiernan said everything was being done to minimise any disruptions during the work.

“We’ve arranged for the work outside All Saints C of E Infant School to take place over the February half term to avoid any disturbance to school routines,” he said.

“We’d like to ask the local community to bear with us until the new pipes are in place – we won’t be there for long, but the benefits will be.”

Work is currently being carried out in Ranton on Church Close.

Following this work will begin to install new water pipes on Brook Lane which will be closed from January 20 for four weeks with a diversion route in place throughout.

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