Woodman Drive Sewer Rehabilitation

  • Sector:Water & Utilities
  • Client:Yorkshire Water
  • Location:Swinton, Rotherham
  • Value:£85k

Woodman Drive is a small cul-de-sac situated in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. A history of localised internal and external flooding from the sewer during storm events led Yorkshire Water to promote an investigation scheme to try and resolve the flooding. The subsequent investigation carried out by Barhale and GHD found that during storm conditions the main sewer backed up and became overloaded, resulting in the flows backing up the connections to properties flooding them with sewage and escaping out of the gullies flooding driveways. The proposed solution was to lay 47m of new 225mm diameter sewer parallel to the existing sewer in the adjacent A633 Warren Vale Road and abandon the connecting sewer from Woodman Drive to alleviate the flooding. The project was then promoted to delivery stage to install the above solution