Severn Trent Water has just started work in the town of Buxton to renew around 3km of Victorian sewerage pipe. The work will involve digging up sections of the road network around the town. Residential and commercial establishments are being asked to be patient while the works are completed.

The £1.7m project will dramatically reduce the frequency of sewer blockages in the town and will hence reduce the risk of flooding and improve the overall function of the town’s sewer network.

The work is expected to take around five months to complete. And in readiness for the work’s commencement, Severn Trent have already been improving access to manhole covers to allow the works to be completed with minimal disruption.

The programme manager for Severn Trent, Michael Burden, stated:

“This is one of the most extensive and complex sewerage flooding solutions to be undertaken by Severn Trent and NMCNomenca. Our team have been conducting some preliminary work over the last two months to improve manhole access and allow the main rehabilitation works to progress smoothly. The work will take around 5 months to complete.

“Due to its nature, sewerage renewal work can, at times, be disruptive. We will try to keep disruption to a minimum throughout the duration of the work because we understand that Buxton town centre is a very popular and busy place. We have taken steps to make sure we keep any potential impact upon the community and local businesses to a minimum.”

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