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Andrew Percy checks in on £6 million project to reduce the risk of flooding in Goole

Member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy, visited Yorkshire Water’s project to protect around 30 homes from sewer flooding in and around the Attlee Drive area of Goole.

The project is well underway with new, larger sewers already laid in Kennedy Drive and parts of Attlee Drive and Churchill Walk. However, the most significant part of the project, a new storage tank capable of holding the equivalent amount of water in an Olympic sized swimming pool was the focus of the visit.

Once built, the tank which was started in February will be 20 metres in diameter and 11 metres deep and will stores storm water in times of heavy rainfall, before releasing it safely back into the sewerage system when it’s safe to do so. Built near the medical centre, the work is being done close to homes and has required some localised road closures which will remain in place until the scheme is completed.  

Mr Percy saw first-hand the extent of the project and met with representatives from contract partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley, who are carrying out the work and following his visit commented: “I’m pleased to see the progress on what is a vital project for Goole which will reduce the risk of flooding to dozens of homes. The sheer scale of the work going on behind the hoardings is incredible and I hope to return again once it’s finished later this year.”     

The whole scheme is expected to be completed by the end of this year with further work to be done along Fifth Avenue and Attlee Drive. In addition to this project, work close to the fire station also continues to further reduce the risk of sewer flooding to other parts of the town.

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