Preparatory work has started in Manselton, Swansea, on a scheme which, when complete, should see the flood risk to homes in the area reduced.

The work, which started on the 6th of January, involves digging test holes in roads including Courtney Street. They are being dug to determine the current location of the services in the road in the area and to look at ground conditions before the main works start. The main works, which are estimated to cost £1m, are due to start later in the year. The work on the test holes is expected to continue until the end of this week.

Customers in the affected areas have all been contacted by letter and senior drain maintenance contractors will wear Dwr Crymu Welsh Water identification badges whilst the works are taking place.

A statement by Dwr Crymu Welsh Water on the website states:

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause, and assure people that we will try to keep disruption to a minimum”.

Welsh Water is investing over £1.3bn up to 2015 in an effort to bring quality services to all their customers.

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