Low Water Pressure Could Feature in Wednesfield for Two Years! (or More)

Many residents in Wednesfield North are continuing to suffer from low water pressure. I have been in contact with our provider which is Severn Trent Water Company.

They inform me that –
In a nutshell:

• Severn Trent Water Company know there is a problem with low water pressure in the area.
• They have a plan to upgrade a local (booster) pumping station. This will require significant capital investment. This is the pumping station at the corner of Kitchen Lane.
• Severn Trent Water Company engineers are currently reviewing the options and the successful one will then be prioritised against other required upgrades on the network – they tell me that “we try very hard to deal with each situation in order of priority.”

They go onto tell me that – ” the engineering solution won’t be a quick fix. It could take up to 2025 before we complete the work. In the meantime, however, our Network Control team will try very hard to manage the network in a way that minimises any impact on customers.”

So there we have it. I am keen that Severn Trent Water company understands the needs of Wednesfield. So I shall not just leave it there.

I felt it was important that you the residents, know of the potential problems we will have, until the Severn Trent Water Company makes that much needed investment, in that important Pumping Station on Kitchen Lane. I will keep you informed.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more