Sewer works to stop spills in Keynsham street

Published on: 02 Oct 2012

Sewer works to stop spills in Keynsham street

Work to tackle flooding can’t start soon enough for residents of one Keynsham street.

September’s downpours caused sewage to spill out from beneath a manhole cover in Windsor Avenue, a recurring problem that has been raised with Wessex Water over several years.

Now the company has said work will begin on October 29, as part of a £450,000 project to increase sewer capacity in Park Road, Balmoral Road and Windsor Avenue to combat flooding during heavy rainfall.

Paul Godfrey, Wessex Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “The work will provide extra capacity in the sewerage network to alleviate flooding in Keynsham during times of intense rainfall.

“This is just one of a number of schemes that we are carrying out to reduce properties across our region from being at risk from flooding.

“Minor road closures will be in force throughout the scheme and we have written to local residents to inform them of the work.”

Councillor Alan Hale said: “I know that the water companies are having to deal with a lot of bad weather and flooding, but work to prevent this kind of sewage spill needs to be higher on the priority list.”

The work will be carried out in Park Road, Windsor Avenue, Balmoral Road, Edinburgh Road and St Clements Road, where a rolling road closure will be in force throughout. It is expected to be completed by March 15, 2013.

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