A waste water flood prevention scheme in Dover is finally underway after months of planning.

After a £1.3m investment in the region by Sothern Water, flooding in the Dover region will be reduced thanks to upgrades in the regions waste water network.

At times of heavy rainfall, the town’s waste water system can’t cope with the excess water. To compensate for this, a succession of upgrades will see new sewers and pumping stations constructed around the town.

Some of the locations where upgrades will take place include Brookfield Place, where a pumping station will be constructed under the car park and new sewers will be built. Another site to get a new pumping station is St Radigans Road, where a diversion will be in place for over a month.

Residents will be kept abreast of works that may affect them by Southern water before the works begin.
The project manager on the job, Gary Sayers, stated:

“This scheme will bring benefits to various parts of Dover, not just the areas we’ll be working in. Construction like this can inevitably cause disruption but we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum and to finish the work on time.”

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