WORK on a £600,000 project to upgrade the sewage system in Cutnall Green is nearly complete.
The project included a new pumping station and workers from Severn Trent Water laying 3km of new sewers across fields and the A442.
Severn Trent Water programme engineer Dave Kiernan said it was great news for the people of Cutnall Green because the sewage treatment works had served the community for many years and were in need of improving and upgrading.
He added with waste water being treated at Droitwich in a larger high-tech site nearby, it would better protect the environment and help to prevent pollution getting into local rivers and streams.
Work began in April and is on schedule. It should be completed by December, as was planned.
The water company has been working closely with Cutnall Green First School so teachers, parents and pupils could learn about what was going on and being safe around building sites.
“As we’re working together we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk to the children about safety in general and particularly around roadworks.” said Mr Kiernan.
Cutnall Green First School headteacher Katherine Atkinson said Severn Trent did a very informative assembly with a follow up competition which engaged and motivated the children.
The children were challenged, following Mr Kiernan’s visit, to design a new safety sign to be used on the perimeter fencing around the site.
Mr Kiernan said: “The children were amazing and came up with some fantastic designs.
“We’d like to thank the local community for their patience while we do this essential work – we won’t be here for much longer, but the benefits of the new and improved sewerage system will be here for generations to come.”