Astley Burf work tackles 'prone to burst' pipes

Nearly 2km (1.24 miles) of new water pipes will be installed to help prevent bursts in part of Worcestershire.

Work on the £200,000 project will start in the Astley Burf area, near Stourport-on-Severn, later this month.

Pipes in the area had "grown old" and were "now prone to bursts", Severn Trent Water said.

The company said there would be road closures, but it would do all it could to help minimise disruption.

Spokesman Gareth Mead said: "We won't be there for long, but the benefits will be.

"We want to make sure that our customers continue to receive a reliable water supply."

A drop-in session will be held for local people to find out more about the plans at the Astley and Dunley Village Hall, Ridleys Cross, from 14:00 BST to 19:00 BST on Thursday.

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