PLUMBERS are being invited to a convention to bid for work as part of a £78million pipe replacement project across Coventry.
Over the next three years, Severn Trent will be replacing 25,000 customer-owned lead supply pipes as part of its Green Recovery Programme.
The doors of Severn Trent’s Academy in Finham, Coventry, will be opening its doors on Friday, January 14. so plumbers and trainee plumbers can find out more about how they can be involved in the scheme.
The company can let untrained plumbers how they can become qualified through the WatrerMark programme,
Laura Bingham from Severn Trent, said: “We know just how difficult times are for many due to the pandemic, which is why when we created this programme of work, we knew we wanted to involve as many local plumbers and businesses as possible.
“The aim of this session is to engage with as many local plumbers as possible who will be happy to become WaterMark approved, if they’re not already, and understand how we can work together to replace lead customer supply pipes, which can be especially harmful for babies and children.
“This is a really exciting, and ambitious project – so while we’ll be carrying out replacements with our own teams, we really want to give other plumbers and businesses the opportunity to do this work, where Severn Trent will provide a substantial contribution for the work, meaning the customer gets their pipe replaced and we’re supporting local businesses.”
Teams from Severn Trent will be at its Academy and anyone looking to attend can find out more info by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Severn Trent has started rolling out its trial in the Henley Green (CV2) area of the city, where it’s asking residents to register their interest initially.
Teams will then carry out an inspection at the property, with a view of arranging a replacement to be made if the property meets the criteria needed.
Severn Trent will be looking to expand the area where it will be replacing the pipes from March next year, and open up the pilot to those with a Coventry post code (CV1 to CV6).
The work in Coventry forms part of Severn Trent’s wider £566m Green Recovery programme, where Ofwat encouraged the UK’s water industry to support the UK’s green-economic bounce back following the pandemic through innovation and collaboration.
People wanting to find out more and to see if their property is eligible for the replacement, should visit here .