Work due to start on £3m project to prevent sewer flooding in Nottingham

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Severn Trent is to start work (29 JULY) to help prevent sewer flooding for homes in Nottingham.

The company is investing more than £3 million in a new project on Shakespeare Street, close to Nottingham Trent University, that will help prevent from sewer flooding by creating a large underground storage tank.

Chris Keys, programme manager for the project from Severn Trent, explains: “We know just how terrible sewer flooding can be for anyone, which is why this is a really important project for people who live and work in the area.

“When rain falls quickly it can fill the old brick sewers which, at the moment, doesn’t have the capacity to move the water away fast enough, so we’ll be installing a large underground storage tank which will help to take more waste water away, and so reduce the risk of flooding for everyone in the area.”

The company has worked closely with Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council to work out the best way to carry out the work, and the 20 metre deep tank will be installed beneath the junction of Shakespeare Street and Dryden Street.Work will be carried out by contract partners nmcm which is expected to be completed by February 2020.

Chris continues: “As we work, there will be some disruption, but we’re working hard to minimise the impact of this. There will be a lane closure on Shakespeare Street and  a road closure on Dryden Street – both of which are in pedestrian zones.

“We’re sorry in advance for any inconvenience, but we really hope everyone will appreciate the huge difference this will make and see the long-term benefits once the work is complete.”

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