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NI Water invests to reduce flood risk

A significant capital investment project to reduce the risk of flooding in the Rostrevor area of County Down has been announced by NI Water.

The project will facilitate the removal of stormwaterThe project will facilitate the removal of stormwater

Heavy storm conditions and rainfall recently has led to flooding at St Jude’s Gardens, Rostrevor. Following on from consultation with elected representatives and local residents, an investigation was launched into the existing Rostrevor drainage network, with a view to developing a solution that would alleviate the flooding issue in the area.

NI Water commissioned a mini drainage area study and included CCTV survey investigations into the existing sewerage system. The recommended solution will involve providing new dedicated stormwater sewers and the construction of associated manholes within the existing Rostrevor sewerage network, to facilitate the removal of stormwater from the existing sewerage system.

The scheme will provide benefits to the Rostrevor drainage catchment by alleviating the volume of stormwater flow within the combined sewerage system, which will help to reduce the risk of flooding at St Jude’s Gardens. Once complete, the scheme will also accommodate existing and future development in the Rostrevor area, by allowing for future connections to the new dedicated stormwater sewers. 

It is anticipated that work will start this Autumn, with an expected completion date in the spring of 2014. 

Author: Maureen Gaines, Editor, WET News Find on Google+
Topic: Flooding & Urban Drainage , Sewer Networks
Tags: flooding , Northern Ireland , wa_drainage , sewerage , stormwater

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