We’ve seen a really positive improvement in sewer flooding across Warwickshire over recent years, as well as a year on year reduction in the number of blockages reported.
This is partly due to a targeted engagement project with food service establishments, where we estimate over 67,000 litres of fats, oils and greases have been prevented from being flushed down the sewers.
One standout scheme has been the joint project with Coventry City Council. This scheme addressed a long standing complex flooding issue affecting properties. This innovative scheme delivered by multiple partners over different phases included surface water separation, property flood resilience measure, underground storage tanks and above ground grassed swale.
We’ve worked closely with farmers in the Avon & Leam, Whitacre and Haseley Springs catchments to protect raw water quality by improving farming practices. In total 541 farmers have been involved in our successful catchment management activities.
As part of our commitment to be a socially purposeful company we have helped customers through our Big Difference support scheme, helped customers during an incident through our Priority Services Register and educated local school children about water efficiency and sewer misuse.