Thaw sees 4,000% increase in burst pipe repairs for Severn Trent

Severn Trent
The freezing temperatures and rapid thaw have caused major problems for Midlands utility Severn Trent, with the water company having to contend with a 4,000% increase in the number of burst pipes it has been called out to repair. It said that it had worked over the weekend to repair as many as it could and restore suppliers to its customers across the region. However, it said there was likely to be further disruption this morning as the peak period approached. “The rapid thaw has seen our teams called out to an unprecedente... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...