A drop-in session is being hosted today at the Milford-On-Sea community centre so people can see the improvements that Southern Water are going to make to stop flooding and pollution in the region.
The session will take place between 2pm and 6pm, and members from the Southern Water team will be on hand to answer any questions posed.
There will be around £1.6m spent on improvements in the Hampshire village over the next year or so, most of which will prevent flooding at times of heavy rainfall when the sewers can no longer cope with the amount of water.
The main roads affected by the flooding are Island View gardens and Sea Road. When the work starts, a large water holding tank will be installed in the field alongside Keyhaven Road. This tank will hold the excess rainwater until it is pumped from the tank when the rain passes. It’s hoped that the work will be completed by the spring 2012.
Dennis Taplin, contracts engineer at Southern Water stated:
“We’re committed to reducing the flood and pollution risk in Milton-on-Sea and I’m delighted our regulator Ofwat has given us permission to start work.
“I hope as many people as possible visit our drop-in day to find out about the benefits of the scheme and how it will affect them.”