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.
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.
- Calderdale Council creates Floods Commission A Floods Commission has been set up by Calderdale Council in response to the unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015.... Read More >
- EA chairman resigns after heavy criticism Environment Agency (EA) chairman Philip Dilley has stepped down from his post, after being heavily criticised for being on... Read More >
- Scottish Water seeks out sustainable sewer flooding solutions Scottish Water has announced a new plan to reduce flooding incidents by managing storm water on the surface rather than in... Read More >
- Tyre microplastics pollution: Ignore it or remove it? Tyre microplastics is one of the largest sources of pervasive pollution in the water environment, yet consistently ignored... Read More >
- Meeting the SuDS challenge A report indicates that the UK has a long way to go on implementing sustainable drainage systems, yet advice and... Read More >
- Capital's infrastructure needs integrated water approach The concerns of Londoners about the capital city's resilience highlight the need for integrated planning across water,... Read More >
- Ready for anything: Resilience in the Round Resilience is one of the four priorities that Ofwat wants to see water companies adopt in their plans for PR19. But what... Read More >
- Moving towards greener resilience Nature-based solutions can help us to see the big picture when building in system resilience, writes Dr Jonathan Simm,... Read More >