£3.4m scheme to renew old sewers

Work in progress on Yorkshire Water scheme to reduce sewer flood risk in Eckington
Work in progress on Yorkshire Water scheme to reduce sewer flood risk in Eckington
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Contractors have reached a major milestone in a £3.4 million project to renew old sewers in an attempt to help cut the risk of flooding.

The project, in Eckington town centre, is being funded by Yorkshire Water.

Contractor Barhale WS, started work on the scheme at the end of last year and ise currently at the halfway stage.

A kilometre of pipework is being laid and a storm water tank the size of an Olympic swimming pool is being installed.

Melissa Reynard, project manager for Yorkshire Water, said: “We would like to thank residents and businesses for continuing to bear with us.

“These improvements will considerably reduce the risk to 24 households from sewer flooding, as well as reducing the likelihood of flooding in the town centre during periods of heavy rainfall.”

Yorkshire Water is also funding improvements to the town centre environment.

During the next two months, work on several elements of the scheme will be completed, including Gosber Street, Royale Close and Peveril Road.

Work is continuing along High Street.

The next stages of work are scheduled to take place on Pinfold Street in July and August, on Market Street between July and November, and also along Stead Street, during August and September.