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Reading sewage storage tank constructed underneath park

Work to construct a 50m long sewage storage tank underneath Palmer Park in Reading is underway, to protect homes that have flooded with sewage 13 times in the last six years.

The tank will be made up of three rows of pipes that will store sewage in times of heavy rain, to prevent sewer flooding. The pipes are being laid in 7m sections with the first three installed last week. The work will be finished by Christmas.

“Since we started the work, there have been more properties flooded in this area with sewage, reiterating the need for us to get this work done,” said Thames Water programme delivery manager Andy Popple.

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