United Utilities has announced that flood defence works in Alsager have just been completed.

Works to install a new sewer system on Linley Grove, Linley Road and Barrett Road and a flood storage tank in the car park of Linley Grove has now been finished. It is hoped that the works will stop flooding on the aforementioned roads during times of prolonged heavy rainfall.

The water storage tank will collect rain water, which will alleviate problems the local residents have faced for many years.

The United Utilities Project Co-ordinator, Jason Boyd, stated:

“We are pleased to say that this essential work is now complete and there should be no further traffic disruption for local residents, which we know has been an issue for them whilst work has been ongoing.

“We would like to thank residents for their continued patience and understanding and we hope that our work will bring peace of mind to those who have been affected by the very unpleasant problem of sewer flooding.”

Drainage engineers will continue to be on site during the next couple of weeks while they will be carrying out checks on the new systems.

Mr Boyd further stated:

“We will be fencing off one of the new car park areas for safety purposes until an existing high-voltage cable can be diverted by Scottish Power,

“We will be writing to local residents to let them know when the affected side of the car park area will be available again.”

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