Work costing £200,000 has begun to prevent sewer pollution for residents living in the Marehay area.
Severn Trent Water has started work to improve the sewer network off Derby Road this week.
Graham Robinson, programme engineer at Severn Trent, explains: “The sewer network near to Derby Road in Marehay has struggled to cope with heavy rainfall for a while now, which has resulted in pollution of a local water course. This is unacceptable and we want to prevent it from happening in the future. So we’re improving the network, which means that when it rains we’ll have extra capacity to take the rain water away and stop in flooding into the nearby Bottle Brook. This will also help to prevent pollution and improve the quality of the water in the brook.
Work is expected to last until the end of November.