Welsh Water work to alleviate flooding in Magor
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is investing £850,000 in a scheme to help alleviate the risk of flooding to properties in the West End area of Magor.
Work is due to start improving the wastewater network on 20 August and will continue for 11 weeks. Prior to this, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is holding an information event on Thursday 16 August, where people can drop in to see the scheme plans and meet the project team, who will be on hand to answer any questions. The event will be held at Magor Baptist Church, The Square, Magor, NP26 3HY from 3.00pm to 6.30pm.
A new length of wastewater pipe will be constructed to upgrade the network to enable it to cope better during periods of very heavy rainfall. During these weather conditions, some properties in the area have experienced flooding and this scheme will help reduce the risk of this happening in future.
The majority of the work will be carried out on private land, from Pill Street to Welsh Water’s pumping station at West End, and the pumping station will also be upgraded to help prevent blockages occurring in the system.
To carry out this work safely and quickly, it will be necessary to close the road at the junction of Whitewall and Boundary Road for two weeks, from 8 October. Diversions will be clearly signposted and access for residents will be maintained at all times.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Capital Delivery Manager, Martin Kilroy said, “We realise the distress wastewater flooding can cause and are committed to tackling it, and this scheme in Magor reflects our goal of providing customers with a first class service. Whilst we are working there will be no impact on the wastewater service to local people, and we will try to get the job completed as quickly as possible.
“We know that working in the heart of the community and introducing road closures causes disruption and we are sorry we have to do this, but safety of local people and our workforce must come first. At the end of the day, this is essential work that will help alleviate the current flooding problems and benefit the area for years to come.”
Welsh Water liaised with Monmouthshire County Council in planning the project.
Welsh Water is investing heavily and working hard to ensure top quality services to all the communities it serves. The company is investing £1.5 billion in its water and sewerage network between 2010 and 2015.
It is a ‘not-for-profit company’ which has been owned by Glas Cymru since 2001. Welsh Water does not have shareholders, and any financial surpluses are reinvested in the business for the benefit of customers.