THE water provider for Oswestry, Severn Trent, is set to invest more than £800,000 to replace three miles of ageing water pipes with brand new ones in and around Selattyn.

The first phase of this essential work will begin from Tuesday, January 4, between Weston Rhyn and Bronygarth before engineers will then move on to the second phase of the project in Selattyn in late Spring 2022.

Severn Trent’s Catherine Webb insists that replacing three miles of ageing water pipes will mean the area has a reliable water supply for generations to come, as well as helping to reduce leakage by potentially 30,000 litres per day.

She said: “Making sure our customers in and around Selattyn have a reliable water supply is really important to us, which is why we’re investing heavily to carry out these essential improvements.

“We appreciate that a big project like this will cause some disruption, but we’ll be doing everything we can to keep it to a minimum.

"We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding while we get this important work done.”

To keep the workforce and other road users safe, temporary road closures will be in place at different locations throughout the project but access to properties and businesses will be maintained at all times.

To find out more about the work and how it progresses, visit Severn Trent’s dedicated project page at