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United Utilities begins major Warrington sewer relief job

Major work to stop sewer flooding in the Great Sankey area of Warrington has begun, and will prevent sewer flooding over a street badly affected by the problem.

The scheme will remove sewer flood risk to houses on Pyecroft Road, part of Pyecroft Close, under the A57 by building a 660,000l capacity underground storage tank in the green at the junction of Lingley Road and Park Road. The main sewer in Pyecroft Road will be doubled in size and a new stretch of sewer will be built in Lingley Road.

United Utilities’ Senior Project Manager, Steve Knowles, said: “The storage pipes are designed to temporarily retain storm water from the Pyecroft Road area during periods of heavy rainfall.

“It will be a gravity-operated system and will not require any pumps or above-ground structures.

“We have successfully solved sewer flooding issues in other parts of the North West and we know we have the knowledge and capability to deliver the same results here.”

The work, which is now under way, is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete.

“We will do everything possible to keep disruption levels to a minimum,” said Steve.

The work forms part of a wider £14M scheme to prevent sewer flooding across Penketh and Great Sankey, expected to complete by 2011.

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  • I am sure that the residents of Stinkey will breath a sigh of relief that this project is underway. But one should ask 'What are United Utilities going to do with the million tonnes of spoil this project will create' Will they pay landfill tax on this? Please feel free to comment.

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