TWO drop-in sessions are being held in Salford Priors to answer questions surrounding extensive work to the sewage works this summer.

Severn Trent Water is planning a £3.2 million investment to offer property drainage connections to a new public sewer for residents in Pitchill, Rushford and Iron Cross.

But there will be some disruption while work continues over a 12-month period.

Severn Trent’s solution engineer Gary Kinley said: “This significant investment will mean that homes in the area will no longer have to use old unreliable septic tanks. This will greatly improve local drainage and better protect the environment, helping to prevent pollution.

“We’re keen to tell the local community all about our plans so we’re holding a drop-in session at Salford Priors Memorial Hall in School Road on Monday April 11 and Tuesday April 12 2016, between 2pm and 8pm. We have invited all of the households directly affected by the scheme but we’d encourage all local residents, to come along to the drop-in to hear more about the work. We’ll be able to provide further information and answer any questions they may have. We will also have an exhibition unit on display which will demonstrate how the vacuum sewerage system works.

“We know that we may cause some inconvenience for the local community, and we’d like to apologise to anyone who will be affected, but the improvements we’re making will benefit the local community and the environment for many years to come.”

The company plans to begin the work in August and complete it within 12 months. To keep the workforce and everyone who uses the road safe, road closures will be put in place, and more information about this will be available at the drop-in session.