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Severn Trent pumps £25m into Stroud improvements

Severn Trent in investing £25million to improve Stroud's sewer network over the next two years.

More than two miles of new pipes will be installed, upgrading many of the town's old Victorian sewers, with the large sewer pipe which runs through the canal channel being removed.

The work is designed to help protect homes and businesses from blockages and flooding.

Project communications officer Shannon Currall said: "This is a really exciting project for us - not only do we know it's going to bring a huge amount of benefits to Stroud, but it's also one of the biggest projects and investments we're doing over the next five years across our region.

"We know there's a history with flooding in Stroud which is why this project will be vital in helping to protect our customers' homes, as well as the environment.

"This work will see us renewing and upgrading our sewer pipes so they are in the best possible condition, meaning less problems for everyone and better protection for the environment."

Work with contractors nmcn is due to begin in the autumn and take two years to complete.

The removal of the pipe that runs through the canal channel in Stroud with the project to link the town with the national inland waterway network at the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

"We're really proud this work is also able to support with the ongoing canal project in Stroud as we know our customers and locals are behind this," she said. "Our scheme will really help support with that.

"We will be removing the pipe that runs through the canal and laying a new larger pipe from Wallbridge through to Ryeford.

"This will hold more waste water, especially in times of heavy rain, helping to prevent flooding."

Preparation work will see teams creating trial holes to investigate ground conditions in sections on Dudbridge Road, Bath Road, the A419 and on Nelson Street which is set to be complete mid-April.

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