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No More Floods for Alcester Town

 

Alcester Flood Defences Pass First big Test

Flood alerts were issued for the River Alne and River Arrow on the 29th April as the town was hammered by Heavy rainfall and strong winds

Levels peaked on the River Alne about 9pm with 3.1m recorded, just half a metre lower than the record set during the devastating floods in 2007

To think that back in July 2007 over 200 homes were left uninhabitable and businesses were hit hard, the estimate of the costs caused by the floods of 2007 were £3.2 billion

The joys of this flood alleviation scheme in which Active played a Major part with its partner Morgan Sindall have saved this area being hit again.  The storage tank has helped considearbly being filled to almost the maximum capacity ( A fantastic Test to see how well it works) 

The underground storage tank that Active Tunnelling Completed in March this Year has the capacity to hold 3.25 million litres and 2 pumps capable of pumping 2,000 litres of water per second have helped protect the town, the pumps were not called into action with only the pump at Malt hill lane used intermittently over a brief period.

Coun Mike Gittus , Alcesters Flood defence Champion, Said he was delighted with how well the new measures have coped. "I am pleased to say the improvements to the drainage have been enough at this stage to cope with the contant rain"

Active Tunnelling worked hard to programme and completed all the necessary works in good time for that horrendous weather that most towns & cities had to endure.

British Weather is so unpredictable going from hale, to endless rain to baking sunshine within a few weeks its nice to know we play a massive part in protecting our towns and cities from floods.

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Alcester Flood Alleviation Scheme Publication

Redditch News on Alcester succesful test Click here