SEVERN Trent Water is investing more than £160,000 to protect the water supply for customers in Redditch.

The work will take place in Greenlands Avenue, Auxerre Avenue, Studley Road and Woodrow North and is expected to take around three-and-a-half months.

Jonathan Tait, from Severn Trent, said: "A lot of the water pipes in the area have been serving the community for many years. This means they’ve become old and prone to bursting, which can interrupt our customers’ water supply. In total we’re laying 730 metres of new water pipes, to replace the old ones. That’s almost enough pipes to stretch the length of 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

“The first part of the work has just started in Greenlands Avenue. There will also be work going on in Auxerre Avenue, Studley Road and Woodrow North over the next few months. The water supply shouldn't be interrupted, but if it is, customers will be given plenty of notice.

“Temporary traffic lights will be put on the roads affected during the work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the community. However, our priority is to give the best service we can to our customers. The work will only be for a short time, but the benefits should be felt for years to come.”

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