AROUND £1million is being spent to repair and replace ageing water pipes in Belbroughton.

The work is in reaction to an increase in burst pipes and leaks in the area, according to Jonathan Tait, Severn Trent Water's programme manager.

He said: “We want to prevent this and make sure our customers continue to receive a great service from us now and in the future.

"That’s why we’re investing so heavily in Belbroughton and throughout Worcestershire as a whole."

Mr Tait added: “We’ve just finished work in Hartle Lane and we’re now in Woodgate Way for two weeks before moving back into Hartle Lane to continue laying the water pipe to the junction with Galtons Lane.

"I appreciate that the work may cause some disruption and I’m really sorry about this. I can assure our customers that we’ll keep them updated throughout and as the work progresses in to other areas.”

The work is expected to be complete by May next year.