Severn Trent helps to avoid Stone summer standstill


Severn Trent Water has decided to move the closure of Station Road in Stone later this month until next year, as part of its £1.2 million work to prevent sewer flooding for residents in Stone.

The decision was taken by the water company after residents raised concerns about the amount of work being done in the area over the summer months and the impact it may have upon traffic.

Ben Gannon, programme engineer at Severn Trent, comments: “We’d like to thank the local community for their feedback and patience while we carry out this essential work in Stone. After listening to our customers and finding out that other important utility and construction work is taking place in the Station Road area in July, we made the decision to move the closure as we were also concerned about the level of disruption it would cause.”

This delay won’t affect the work being carried out on Mount Road and Mount Avenue in September. The work in Stone is being done to make sure that the sewers can cope during heavy rain and prevent further sewer flooding.

Ben adds: “We’d really like to thank the local community for their understanding while we carry out this important work to upgrade the local sewer network.”