Contractors working on behalf of Severn Trent Water are working on the project to upgrade systems for new housing in the area.
Cllr Jonathan Wheeler said ‘The works are needed due to the extra capacity required for the new housing, and I have communicated with Severn Trent engineers who are doing all they can to keep disruption to a minimum. The area will be restored once work is complete.’
Works are ongoing and a completion date will be announced as soon as it is available.
The project notes state:
‘As part of the aligned Core Strategy adopted by Rushcliffe Borough Council, Edwalton was identified as an area for growth. Under this framework, Edwalton is envisioned to provide opportunities for all through sustainable urban extension. So as not to exacerbate the incidence of flooding, the existing sewer network must be expanded to accommodate for the planned developments.’
The proposed solution is to divert flows from the existing sewer network into a twin pipe sewer storage arrangement to be located under the Alford Road playing fields, connecting into the existing sewer system further downstream.
The storage arrangement will be built within the extents of the playing fields, adjacent to the pavilion building, and will provide 300 cubic metres of additional capacity.
During heavy rainfall, the twin pipe sewers will store excess water from the sewer network, which will be discharged to the downstream sewer system once flows reduce sufficiently.