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Work due to start on £1.6m project to prevent sewer flooding in Kidderminster

Tuesday 7th February

Severn Trent begins a project to help prevent sewer flooding for homes in Kidderminster next week.

The company is investing more than £1.6m in the new scheme that will help protect homes on Linnet Rise in Spennells from sewer flooding.

Work is due to begin on Monday 13 February and should be complete by the end of August.

Seng Cheah, 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 living in Linnet Rise.

“When rain falls quickly it can fill the sewers which, at the moment, don’t have the capacity to move the water away fast enough, so we’ll be installing two underground storage tanks which will help to take more waste water away and so reduce the risk of flooding for everyone living in Linnet Rise.”

The company has worked closely with the local council to work out the best way to carry out the work, and has also met with residents to discuss the plans.

The storage tanks will be installed beneath the two nearby parking areas, with one area being closed at a time.

Seng continues: “During the course of the project there will be some traffic disruption but we’re working hard to minimise the impact of this.

“As we’re working in the parking areas we’ll make sure that one remains open at all times to allow residents to make the best possible use of the existing parking facilities.

“We hope they’ll appreciate the huge difference this will make and see the long-term benefits once the work is complete.”

For more information about the project visit www.stw.works

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