Severn Trent start work to prevent sewer flooding in Attenborough

Monday 9th January

Severn Trent begins work on a £1.1m scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Attenborough, Nottingham today (9 January).

Severn Trent’s programme manager, Ian Merrill, explains why the work is required: “During periods of heavy rainfall our sewage pumping station on Attenborough Lane has struggled to cope and this has at times caused waste water to back up along the road to Crofton Road resulting in flooding in the local area.

“We’re going to be carrying out work to help stop this happening in the future, increasing the size of the sewers in Riverdale Road and the capacity of the sewage pumping station. We’ll also be taking the opportunity to carry out repairs on sections of the existing sewers in Attenborough Lane.

”The majority of the project will be carried out on Riverdale Road, with parts of the road closed for 14 weeks.Ian continues:

“We know there is never a good time to close roads, but we’ve planned this project to make sure we keep disruption to local residents to an absolute minimum. Our contract partners NMCNomenca will be using largely ‘trenchless’ methods to repair the existing sewers, which will reduce the impact and duration of the work. We’ll also need to work at night at the request of Network Rail to reduce the risk of traffic queueing at the level crossing on Attenborough Lane.

“We’ve chosen Riverdale Road because it is relatively free of existing pipes and cables and means extensive road diversions won’t be needed. We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding and apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope everyone understands how important it is and the massive benefits it will bring.”