Severn Trent to trial 'Bathing Rivers'

The Coventry Telegraph reports: The water company is starting trial works to create safer to swim stretches of river.

Severn Trent will begin works to create 'bathing rivers' for residents as part of its £78m investment for a greener Warwickshire.

The Coventry-based utilities company will begin works to dig 'trial holes' at Leamington’s Pump Room Gardens, as part of plans to create quality rivers for residents to enjoy.

This will allow authorities to understand the ground conditions before major works take place in September this year.

Severn Trent's ambitious new project aims to create quality stretches of the River Leam and Teme for safe open water swimming, improving water quality as well as making improvements across its network of rivers.

investigation trials will begin at Leamington's Pump Room Gardens next week on 14 February.

Works are expected to last for three weeks.