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Ground cut on Goole flood scheme

The ground has been officially broken on our scheme to reduce flood risk for 30 properties in Goole. 

The £6 million scheme will involve building an underground storage tank and new sewers to increase the capacity of the sewer network to help reduce flood risk in the area.

The tank will hold excess waste water during heavy rainfall events and store it until the storm has passed. The water will then be safely returned back into the sewer network so it can be safely treated. The tank will be 20 metres in diameter, and will hold the equivalent capacity of an Olympic sized swimming pool. 

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy, joined pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School to have a look around the project and cut the ground in the school’s playing field where the new sewer will be laid.

During the project, Yorkshire Water colleagues and our contractors Mott McDonald Bentley will be engaging with pupils at the school to explain the water cycle and to raise awareness of the dangers of construction sites. 

After the visit, Andrew Percy said: “It was an honour to break ground on such an important investment in Goole. Flooding has had a devastating effect on people in the town and I’ve been campaigning for investment to reduce flood risk. 

“I welcome Yorkshire Water’s £6 million investment and will continue to update residents on other schemes that are currently being investigated to further reduce the risk of flooding for the town. 


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