WORK has started this week on a new £800,000 flood-prevention scheme in Wyke.
Yorkshire Water began the work on Monday to improve the sewage system in the area by installing a large storage pipe in the field at the back of properties on Rooks Close and Westfield Lane.
The company said the extra pipes would alleviate the risk of sewer flooding inside homes in the area. A total of 187 metres of plastic storage pipe will be installed into the land, which will be able to hold up to 840,000 litres of storm water during wet weather.
Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water’s project manager, said: “This project demonstrates our commitment to playing our part to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the region.
“We understand the project could be disruptive to residents at times and we would like to thank them in advance for their patience whilst we carry out this important work.”
Work is expected to continue until June this year.