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Severn Trent to begin Attenborough sewer repair project

Severn Trent is about to begin work on a £1.1M scheme to help prevent sewer flooding in Attenborough, Nottingham.

The project, which gets underway next week (17 October), will use largely trenchless methods to repair the ageing sewer pipes in the area and enlarge capacity. Severn Trent’s contractors NMCNomenca will be carrying out the work, which is focused around Attenborough’s Riverdale Road and is expected to last 14 weeks.

Severn Trent’s programme manager, Ian Merrill explains why the work is required: “During periods of heavy rainfall our sewage pumping station on Attenborough Lane has struggled to cope and this has at times caused water to back up along the road to Crofton Road resulting in flooding in the local area.

“We’re going to be carrying out work to help stop this happening in the future, increasing the size of the sewers in Riverdale Road and the capacity of the sewage pumping station. We’ll also be taking the opportunity to carry out repairs on sections of the existing sewers in Attenborough Lane.”

The project has been planned to make sure road closures and disruption to local residents is kept to a minimum, added Merrill. Some of the work will take place at night at the request of Network Rail, to reduce the risk of traffic queueing at a level crossing on Attenborough Lane.

“Unfortunately we will need to close sections of Riverdale Road to install the new pipes,” he said. “We’ve chosen Riverdale Road because it is relatively free of existing pipes and cables and means extensive road diversions won’t be needed. We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding and apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope everyone understands how important it is and the massive benefits it will bring.”

Author: James Brockett,
Topic: Sewer Networks , Trenchless
Tags: sewers , pumping station , trenchless technology

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