Thames Water has just begun work in Tottenham on a sewer upgrade project which will see the size of some of the boroughs the sewer pipes increased in size.

The work on the new scheme began on March 11 and is being done to protect homes and businesses from sewer flooding at times of heavy rainfall.

The new larger pipes will take the sewage to be treated at the Deephams sewage plant.

The project, which is costing Thames Water £2.4m, will see the pipes doubled in size in Markfield Road and Constable Crescent. It’s expected that the work will take around nine months to complete.

The senior contracts manager at Thames Water, Dave Meacham said:

“Sewer flooding is utterly vile. It has no place in the 21st century and we’re committed to putting an end to it.

“We’re sorry for any disruption this work might cause, but this is a must-do job, not a nice-to-do.”

The sewer pipes will connect to the main sewer under Tottenham Hale.

Haringey councillor Nilgun Canver said that while the works may cause some short term traffic problems it’s great news for residents whose homes were previously at risk from flooding.

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