WATER company Severn Trent will be spending £1million on new pipes in Belbroughton to help prevent leaks and bursts in the area.
The work will be carried out by the firm’s contract partner Amey between now and May 2015.
The pipes have been serving the area for many years and recently the supplier has been experiencing more problems with their reliability.
Work has just been completed on Hartle Lane and maintenance staff will now be carrying out the next part of the programme, in Woodgate Way.
That will last for two weeks before the pipes are laid from Hartle Lane to Galtons Lane.
Severn Trent’s work will then continue in Kings Meadow and Church Avenue in December, before it moves onto Bromsgrove Road, Summerfield Road, The Glebe, Hartle Lane – between the junctions with Woodhouse Orchard and High Street, Woodhouse Orchard, High Street and Stourbridge Road in 2015.
Jonathan Tait, programme manager for Severn Trent Water, said: “I appreciate that the work may cause some disruption and I’m really sorry about this.
“I can assure our customers that we’ll keep them updated throughout and as the work progresses in to other areas.”