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Chance to quiz engineers over flood scheme

Community news from the Harborough Mail

Community news from the Harborough Mail

Billesdon residents are being given a chance to quiz engineers over work to halt flooding in the village.

Severn Trent Water and its contractors NMCNomenca are holding the drop-in session at the Coplow Centre from 2pm to 7pm today (Tuesday, December 17).

Large sewers are to be installed in the village to help handle heavy rainfall and protect homes from sewer flooding.

Work on the £1.1m scheme is to begin in Church Street on Monday, January 6 and is expected to be complete by May 2014.

Together with its partners, NMCNomenca, the team would like to invite Billesdon residents to find out more and offer feedback on their plans. A drop-in session will be held at the Coplow Centre on Uppingham Road (LE7 9AR) on Tuesday (17 December) from 2pm to 7pm.

Severn Trent Water programme engineer, Roger Oram said: “In January, we’ll start work on Church Street to improve the sewer system in Billesdon. Before we start, we’d like the local community to meet the team and find out more about our plans.

“The sewer system in Billesdon has grown old and now struggles to cope if it pours with rain. The new sewers will store more storm water and help to protect homes from sewer flooding.

“While we carry out this essential work we’ll do our best to keep disruption to a minimum. We’re working together with Leicestershire County Council and Billesdon Parish Council as part of our plans.

“Our improvements won’t make any changes to road drainage in Billesdon; however we’re working closely with the local highways authority to help where we can.

“We’re looking forward to working with the local community and appreciate their patience and understanding. We won’t be working for long, but our improvements will.”

NMCNomenca can be contacted on contactus@nmcnomenca.co.uk.

For help or information from Severn Trent Water phone 0800 783 4444.

 

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