Residents thanked for patience as £3m sewer upgrade is completed
PUBLISHED: 10:44 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 02 May 2018
A £3m scheme aimed at ending decades of flooding upset in Bradwell and Belton has been completed.
The Anglian Water project has seen the construction of an underground storage tank, a new foul sewer, and 4km of new sewer pipe while at the same time adding capacity as new estates spring up.
Regan Harris from Anglian Water said: “Historically, flooding in this area has been a real issue, especially during periods of heavy rainfall.
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“We know how upsetting flooding can be, which is why we’ve invested in this area to vastly reduce this risk of it happening again in the future.”
Nearly 4km of new sewer pipe has been installed to take away sewage from the area and reduce the amount of used water passing through the Morton Crescent pumping station.
Alongside the new sewer, a large underground storage tank has been installed to better manage the flow of used water, particularly in times of extreme rainfall.
The storage tank can hold any excess water in the pipe network until there is enough capacity for it to be taken away and treated.
The new pumping station in Stepshort, Belton will also further reduce the risk of flooding by pumping used water away for it to be treated, before returning it to the environment.
Miss Harris added: “We’d like to thank local residents for their patience while we’ve completed this vital work.
“Together these upgrades will reduce risk of flooding, and make room for growth in the future at the same time.”