£400K sewer floods scheme for Keighley

A £400,000 scheme is being carried out in Keighley to reduce the risk of sewer flooding.

Work will start on Monday on the Yorkshire Water project.

A large underground storage tank will be installed in the council depot grounds off Spring Gardens Lane.

The 2.1-metre-diameter concrete tank will be capable of holding 110,000 litres of storm water.

Engineers Mott MacDonald Bentley will also construct two manhole chambers in Spring Gardens Lane, opposite Holy Family School, and temporary traffic lights will be in operation during that part of the work.

The scheme is expected to take about three months to complete.

Yorkshire Water project manager Dominic Cunney said: “We’re committed to playing our part in reducing the risk of sewer flooding to local homes.

“Of course, we recognise a project like this is always likely to result in some disruption. We want to reassure local residents, road users, schools and businesses we’ll be doing everything we can to keep any potential disruption to an absolute minimum, working with the local community to accommodate their thoughts and needs wherever possible.”

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