Sewer works in the Cumbrian town of Keswick are finally about to get underway. The sewer improvements include a new pumping station next to the river Greta in Rawnsley Hall car park. This will replace the town’s existing pumping station, which is currently located in Greta Grove.

Currently the town sees a degree of sewer flooding, which does affect some resident’s properties. Simon Povey, the project manager on the job, said that there was a lot of work to get through. He stated:

“As well as working in the car park, the coming weeks will also see some work under Keswick streets. We’ve talked to a lot of people about the best way to do this and now have a programme that avoids the run-up to Christmas and a number of important local events.

“There’s never going to be a good time to do work like this in a popular town like Keswick, but by liaising with as many people as possible, we have done our best to ease the strain.”

Local people are being encouraged to drop in to one of the firm’s coffee mornings, where they can find out more about the work being undertaken. The coffee mornings will take place on every other Tuesday in the Quaker Meeting House from 10:30am until midday, starting on the 20th of September.

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