A flood prevention scheme in Crosby is making good progress, say water company United Utilities. The £4 million scheme is expected to prevent sewers flooding at times of heavy rainfall.
Sewers in South Road have been replaced with larger diameter pipes and the works have now moved to Bath Street. Drainage engineers are hopeful that the scheme will stop the problems previously experienced, when properties in the area were flooded due to the stormwater not being able to be taken away quickly enough. This excess stormwater regularly spilled into gardens and peoples homes.
The project got underway a couple of months ago and is expected to take until spring 2012 to complete.
The project manager for the scheme Michael Murphy stated:
“By increasing the size of the sewers, we can ensure they hold more water when the heavens open, thereby reducing the risk of flooding.
“This is the kind of important scheme that people’s water bills help to pay for. The scheme means that our engineers will be a regular presence in Crosby throughout the remainder of the year and into next, but we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise inconvenience to motorists, residents and businesses.”