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Severn Trent invests £500K to upgrade two pumping stations

Severn Trent is investing more than £500,000 to upgrade two sewage pumping stations near the A6 in Milford, Derbyshire.

The first part of the project will see work completed on the sports ground pumping station, located near to the entrance to Mill House on the A6. This is scheduled to start on February 13 and then in early May a similar scheme will start at the playground pumping station near Milford Bridge.

Graham Robinson, who is leading the project for Severn Trent, said: “This is really important work to upgrade the equipment at our pumping stations which are essential in helping us to take wastewater away from customers’ homes.

“At the moment, we’re having to carry out maintenance visits to both sites every couple of weeks which can cause disruption as they’re really close to the main road. Once the equipment is upgraded we’ll only need to visit once a month at first and, eventually, even less frequently than that so the aim to cause much less disruption for customers and other drivers.”

While the work is carried out at the sports ground pumping station the company will need to close a lane of the A6 to allow engineers to work safely.

The work at the sports ground pumping station is expected to take around 13 weeks, while upgrades to the playground pumping station are scheduled to take around nine weeks.

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