New Pumping Station To Protect Homes From Sewer Flooding

New pumping station to protect homes from sewer flooding

Work to protect homes in Highbridge from sewer flooding starts on 24 February 2020.

The project is being led by Wessex Water and partly funded by Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) and Somerset County Council.

It will alleviate flooding in and around Field Way thanks to a new surface water pumping station and pipework.

Drop-in session on Monday 20 January

Wessex Water is hosting a drop-in session at The King Alfred School in Burnham Road, Highbridge on Monday 20 January. Staff will be there from 3pm to 7.30pm to answer questions about the work.

Diversions needed for safe working

While improvements are carried out by Wessex Water, the Worston Lane footpath/cycle path will be shut for six months and part of Pepperall Road will also be closed.

Clear diversions will be in place, including for pedestrians and cyclists accessing The King Alfred School fields.

Wessex Water’s Maria Maillo, who is co-ordinating the work, said: “We’re working in partnership with SRA, the county council and the Internal Drainage Board to deliver these essential improvements that will protect people’s homes from flooding.

“The road, cycle path and footway closures are essential to carry out the works safely and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.

“We’ll do everything we can to minimise disruption and complete work as quickly as possible.”

As a partner in the scheme, the SRA is using Government Growth Deal funds from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership.

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