Roadworks to begin on Monday to lay new pipes in Groby
Works are due to start next week on the installation of a new flood alleviation system in the village of Groby. The project aims to help ensure the village does not suffer from surface water flooding caused by heavy rain.
Severn Trent Water’s teams will start work on Monday, November 20, to install new, larger sewer pipes and additional storage tanks that will boost capacity on the flood water network. The project will involve roadworks on Leicester Road, with the first phase - from now until April next year - near Dalby Drive and Marston Drive and a second phase - beginning next summer - in the village centre.
Helen Purdy, community communications officer at Severn Trent, said: “As we’ve seen following the recent storms, surface water flooding can have a real impact on people, whether through concern over their property, or the inconvenience of not being able to get out to take children to school or get to work because of excess water on the roads.
“We know that there have been some instances of surface water flooding in Groby and we hope that this project will provide some peace of mind to residents. We also absolutely understand that roadworks can be frustrating and are committed to make sure these works are completed as quickly and safely as possible.”
Severn Trent has worked closely with Leicestershire County Council on the plans for the project. Councillor Ozzy O’Shea, county councillor for Groby, Ratby and Field Head, who is also the council's spokesman for transport and flooding, said: “Over the past four years I have been working closely with Severn Trent Water and a number of local residents to seek a solution to the ongoing flooding problems in Groby.
"On behalf of all the residents in Groby, I am pleased that Severn Trent Water will commence their £1.8m Flood Alleviation Project this November.” For more information, visit www.stw.works and search for Groby.