Drayton & Taverham

Flood scheme under way in Taverham

Just Regional
Dec 18, 2014 2 mins read

More than £400,000 is being invested to upgrade the drainage system in Taverham to make the area more resilient to flooding.

The Anglian Water scheme, which started this week, and will see larger sewers and new storage pipes installed along Taverham Road. These will dramatically reduce the risk of flooding to nearby homes and Taverham Road itself, where, in the past, drains had been swamped by rain pouring off roofs during heavy storms.

The work will take 12 weeks, until 10 February 2015. To complete the project as quickly as possible and minimise disruption the team on site will be working extended hours from 7.30am until 6pm.

Taverham Road will remain open for all bar three weeks. It will need to be closed from 19th January until 6th February with a marked diversion taking traffic along Taverham Road, Fakenham Road and Sandy Lane.

Emma Staples, from Anglian Water, said: “This scheme will make a big difference to those who have been affected by flooding in the past. We will be working extended hours to complete the work as quickly as possible but will need to close the road three weeks while we install the larger sewer itself. We are sorry in advance for any inconvenience caused but we hope people will understand the importance of the scheme and the benefits for the local area.”

This will be the second flood alleviation scheme to start in the area this year. The water company is also midway through a Sustainable Drainage scheme on land owned and managed by Broadland District Council near Suters Drive in Taverham. Here, natural drainage ‘basins’ are being created to cleverly divert water away from homes.

Anglian Water


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