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Yorkshire Water to invest further £3m in Goole sewer defences

Yorkshire Water has confirmed that a further £3million project is set to start near the fire station in Goole to protect nearby properties from sewer flooding in times of heavy rainfall.

The multi-million scheme will see new, larger sewers being installed along with an overflow tank and pumping station. The overflow tank will allow storm water to be held before returning it safely back into the sewerage system when it’s safe to do so.

During previous storm events, surface water had entered the sewer network, causing them to become overloaded, resulting in flooding to local businesses and the fire station itself.

From 5 March, contract partners, Mott MacDonald Bentley, will begin working in the area of New Potter Grange Road and Larsen Road to undertake trial holes in advance of the main scheme. From 19 March, a section of New Potter Grange Road will be closed with access being maintained at all times via Andersen Road. The road closure will move as the work progresses along New Potter Grange Road and Larsen Road until it reaches the fire station.

The news means that the total investment into the town of Goole over the last few years is in excess of £15million with similar schemes being done at Goole Carr Lane pumping station and Attlee Drive.

Spokesperson for Yorkshire Water, John Bond said: “We hope this further work into reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Goole is welcomed and would like to assure businesses in the area that we’ll minimise disruption as much as possible. We’ve liaised closely with the fire station and can reassure residents that access will be maintained at all times for emergency vehicles.”

The scheme is expected to take around a year to complete.

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