Seven Trent Water disruption warning over burst sewage pipe

A water company is warning residents of disruption and an unpleasant smell while it repairs a burst sewage pipe in an area of Leicestershire.

The pipe is part of the network that drains sewage from Barwell and surrounding villages.

Severn Trent Water said the "tricky and complex job", which could take up to a week, was necessary to avoid flooding and pollution in the area.

More than 20 tankers are being used to take waste away during the repair work.

Severn Trent Water said the pipe, linked to Barwell sewage pumping station, had burst several times.

Scott Burgin, from the water company, said: "It is absolutely necessary to do this to avoid the sewage leaking into the area and causing flooding and pollution.

"Residents will notice the tankers travelling back and forth, and we understand that this will cause some disruption... people may also notice a smell."

The water company has apologised to anyone affected by the work.

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