The next stage of Severn Trent works as some Chester residents without 'direct access to city'

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The next phase of works to install a 3km mains pipe in Chester is underway - as some residents remain without "direct access to the city". The £16m Severn Trent project will see a new water pipe installed from Huntington Water Treatment Works to Boughton Water Treatment Works.

Work has now moved from Huntington over into Great Boughton between Caldy Brook and the middle of the junction at Dee Banks School/Deva Heights. This phase is due to run until June 15 with a full road closure in place throughout.

The next stage of works will then start between Deva Heights and Deebanks fork junction and last until July 27. In an update posted this morning, Huntington Parish Council states: "The Severn Trent team are currently working on to the phase between Caldy Brook to the middle of the junction at Dee Banks School/Deva Heights.

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"This means there is no direct access to the city from Huntington. Residents are required to go to Sainsbury’s roundabout and to the city from there.

"This is meant to last until 15th June. Severn Trent continue to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and will try to keep access to as many roads as possible." Severn Trent states in its latest works update: "We thank everyone for their co-operation and patience whilst we carry out this essential work."

The new mains pipe will ensure more than 100,000 residents have safe and reliable access to clean drinking water every day. The works come after the water industry regulator OFWAT ordered Severn Trent to reduce the number of people in Chester reliant solely on Boughton Water Treatment Works.

The water treatment works at Boughton, on the outskirts of the city, has been treating water from the River Dee and providing drinking water for the people of Chester for more than 160 years. Businesses that allow customers into their premises to purchase goods or services who might be affected are asked to contact the Business Loss Team at for further advice.

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