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New Flood Protection Measures Completed in York

Leadmill Lane Flood 2

4:40pm 10th July 2014

Specialist contractors, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) have completed two 60m underground storage tanks and a new pumping station in the centre of York increasing the area’s protection against sewer flooding.

MMB completed building a new sewer in the Portland Street highway a few weeks ago and have been finishing the tanks, which are located under the playing fields of Bootham Hospital.

The tanks will retain 380,000 litres of storm water, enough to fill nearly 4,700 bath tubs during wet weather and hold it until it's safe to be released back into the local sewer network and sent on its way for treatment. 

Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water Project Manager, said: “We have apologised to local residents and do so again for the inconvenience they experienced earlier in the project. Our colleagues have worked as quickly as possible under some challenging conditions but we appreciate that the parking restrictions in particular were really disruptive.”

"We are pleased to announce the tanks are now in commission and offer protection to 10 local homes. This project demonstrates just how committed we are to playing our part in helping to reduce the risk of flooding in previously flood-prone areas.”

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