Disruption is expected as the next stage of multi-million-pound water works gets set to begin.

Severn Trent is preparing to start work on the next phase of its £2.2 million pipe replacement programme.

The water company will be replacing 7.3km of old pipes between the villages of Fladbury and Greenhill, outside Evesham.

Due to the location of the pipes, some traffic management measure will be put in place, with work expected to last around two months.

Paul Hughes, from Severn Trent said: “While our network serves our customers and communities well, as pipes get older, it’s vital we upgrade them so our customers can continue to enjoy a reliable water supply.

“It’s important for us to know that our pipes in the area are fit for the future, and in the best possible condition, as this minimises the chances of any potential issues such as leaks or bursts, that can cause issues.

“We know that there have been problems with pipes bursting in the area, and that’s something we want to stop - which is exactly why we’re investing this money, to do just that.”

Evesham Journal: The work will take around two months to completeThe work will take around two months to complete (Image: Severn Trent)

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Work is due to start on Monday, February 27, with Severn Trent expecting to have completed the project by May of this year.

The water company says that this work will ensure communities in the area have a “resilient and reliable” water supply which is fit to meet the demands from climate change and a growing population.

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This project is part of Severn Trent’s wider £3.4 million package of works scheduled to take place across the county.

In total, the works will see an additional 5km of water mains replaced.

Severn Trent has stated that while traffic management measures will be necessary, they are aiming to maintain access to homes, shops and businesses.

Residents wishing to view the plans, discuss the works and meet the team behind the project can do so at a drop-in session which will be held at Lower Moor Village Hall on Cherry Orchard Road, near Pershore.

The session will run from 3.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday, February 28.

For further information, visit stwater.co.uk and search for Fladbury to Greenhill.