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Delays in fixing burst sewer pipe in Aslockton described as tricky repair

Severn Trent Water has apologised over delays in fixing a ‘tricky repair’ to a burst water pipe.

The upgrading and repairing of sewer pipes across Aslockton are taking longer than originally expected due to access issues.

Currently there are two sets of work taking place in the area, a burst sewer pipe is being repaired on Abbey Lane and also a capital programme around the village.

Severn Trent hopes to re-open Abbey Lane next week, but the programme that started early November and was supposed to last 16 weeks, will take more time.

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by our teams fixing a burst sewer pipe on Abbey Lane, Aslockton. This has been a complicated repair, and we apologise for the time it’s taken to complete. To ensure the road can be safely but back to normal, we require specialist equipment to help us reinstate, which we will be aiming to have complete towards the end of next week and the road reopened. Again, we’re sorry for the disruption caused by the burst sewer pipe, and we’re thankful for everyone’s patience and understanding as we work on this tricky repair.”

The programme is underway to upgrade the waste network in Aslockton, to reduce the risk of burst sewer pipes in the future and Severn Trent are investing £500,000 to upgrade around two kilometres of pipes in the area.

The new pipe will be laid off-line in the fields around the village, therefore there will be minimal disruption to the local customers. It is expected the replacement work will be complete by the end of April.

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