18, 2017 Huge
£5m flood prevention work in Burnham and Brent Knoll 'on track'
huge £5million project by Wessex Water to help alleviate flooding
is 'progressing well' in Brent Knoll and Burnham-On-Sea.
The huge project involves building a new sewage pumping station,
installing several new sewers, as well as making improvements to
the existing sewerage system.
tunnelling an innovative tunnelling technique is being
used to complete the work while minimising disruption to the local
Roberts, project manager at Wessex Water, explained that the sewerage
improvement scheme aims to protect properties within Brent Knoll
which had previously suffered from flooding in times of intense
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our essential work will help reduce
the risk of flooding in the local area by providing extra capacity
in the sewerage network as well as improve the reliability of the
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential
works and thank residents for their continue patience and cooperation."
In March, Wessex Water will install pipework under the mainline
railway north of Stoddens Lane, which will link up the new
pipework from Brent Knoll to Burnham-on-Sea.
Once the scheme is fully operational the temporary compound site
near Stoddens Lane will be reinstated to its original condition.
Water estimates that work will be finished by the end of October
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