Sewer flooding is being tackled

Flooding in Walldelwell Court, Standens Barn
Flooding in Walldelwell Court, Standens Barn

Plagued residents in Burton Green will no longer be subject to sewer floods and burst pipes thanks to a £120,000 investment to fix the problems.

Homes in Cromwell Lane have been hit by historic sewer flooding and ongoing problems with pipes.

And Severn Trent Water has now started work to combat the problem in the village by installing a new sewer.

The investment will see new pipes along the street along to the sewage station in what is hoped will stop problems for good.

Simon Parkinson, ST programme engineer, explained that the work was ‘vital’ to protect homes in the future.

“Historically, the old pumped sewer on Cromwell Lane has burst and flooded into residents gardens,” he said. “So it’s important that we replace it.

“We hope that this doesn’t cause too much disruption and we really appreciate everyone’s patience while we put the new sewer in.

“This is a fairly big piece of work and we will be working to finish as quickly as possible.”

The road will not be closed while work is carried out in what is expected to take until early October.

Instead, temporary traffic lights will be in place at various stages of the work when workmen need to drill right down to the sewer.

Severn Trent has worked with Warwickshire County Council to get the replacement pipes in place and residents have been informed.

Queries as to the project and how it will affect residents can be sent to contact