New portal launches to keep Sedgley Beacon residents and visitors informed

South Staffs Water has launched a new portal specifically for Sedgley Beacon residents and visitors, to keep them informed of the progress of essential work taking place at Sedgley Reservoir over the next six months.

Sedgley Reservoir is a large covered drinking water reservoir hidden beneath the surface, blending into the surrounding environment at Sedgley Beacon. The essential proactive works at the reservoir require a large area of shallow excavation to be undertaken on Sedgley Beacon. To enable these works to be completed safely, South Staffs Water will be diverting the public right of way from the roof of the reservoir. Details of footpath diversions will be signposted on-site. 

The construction phase of the project, which is being carried out by Stonbury on behalf of South Staffs Water, is expected to be complete by October 2018. The site will then be monitored over a period of time for regrowth of the grassland, to ensure that the area is fully re-established before it is returned to open space. A community portal has been created to provide a platform for key project updates for customers, neighbours and users of Sedgley Beacon.  The portal will also allow interaction between the water company, its contractors and customers.

 South Staffs Water is working closely with its appointed ecological specialist and liaising with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife trust throughout the project, to mitigate any impact to the biodiversity of the Beacon.

 Stephen Woodhams, Project Manager at South Staffs Water, said:

 “The work at the reservoir is essential to our ongoing provision of high-quality and reliable clean water to our customers. These works will cause no interruption to our customers water supply. We are committed to ensuring that any disruption is kept to a minimum and we are keen to share details of our progress. The community portal forms part of our wider communication plan, which has been developed to keep everyone up-to-date.”

For further information on the Sedgley Reservoir project, visit

April 2018