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Reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Batemoor and Lowedges

20th February 2017

Batemoor and Lowedges in Sheffield will be better protected from sewer flooding once Yorkshire Water’s investment scheme has finished in the next few months.

Two old sewers, that burst causing sewer flooding near local properties, are being replaced. Yorkshire Water is spending £1.6 million on a new larger sewer to replace these sewers and reduce this flooding risk.

The new sewer runs through the sports field near Greenhill Main Road to Yorkshire Water’s sewage pumping station off Jordanthorpe Parkway.

To cause as little disruption as possible, Yorkshire Water and their contractors, Barhale, have been laying the sewer in grass verges and have used a tunnelling technique called Directional Drilling to lay the new sewer under the road.

Most of the new pipeline has been laid in grass verges in the vicinity of Chesterfield Road South but four road crossings were necessary; Jordanthorpe Parkway, Chesterfield Road South, Lowedges Road and Greenhill Main Road.

Local MP, Louise Haigh, visited the scheme on Tuesday 14th February to check on progress and to learn more about the new £1.6 million sewer.

Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Healey said: “I was pleased to see Yorkshire Water performing this vital investment and maintenance work to tackle pollution and flooding risks.  It was also interesting to learn about the new tunnelling techniques being used to minimise traffic and customer disruption during the works, no one would have noticed that they were working underneath Chesterfield Road South and hopefully more work can be carried out in this manner in the future.”