Work begins on replacing water main in Tipton

By Megan Archer | Tipton | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Work has begun to replace the 300-metre stretch of water main on Park Lane West in Tipton after a pipe burst for the second time in four months.

South Staffs Water have started work on Park Lane West

The road will be closed for around eight weeks while South Staffs Water repairs the water main which burst and turned Park Lane West into a river for several hours last week.

A spokesman said: "We have started to replace the 300-metre stretch of water main on Park Lane West.

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"Work will continue for about eight weeks and the road will remain closed with diversions in place. We continue to keep residents informed with updates."

The pipe burst just four months after it burst in October when water flowed 20 feet in the air. A house which had been damaged in the autumn incident again partially collapsed, leaving debris strewn across the road.

Bosses at the water company confirmed the burst this month was separate to the incident last year.

Tipton Green Junior School was this week returning to normal after the burst main again flooded part of the school.

Meanwhile South Staffs Water has been urged to invest in its network to stop such "disastrous" leaks happening in future.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

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