A £700,000 project to increase capacity of the sewer network and ease flooding will get underway in Langworth, Lincolnshire this week.

The scheme by Anglian Water, due to be completed in three months, will significantly reduce the chances of flooding if the network becomes overwhelmed by rainfall. This has been a problem for residents of properties on Scothern Lane in recent years.

The new work will increase the capacity of the network by installing 200 metres of pipeline and a storm storage tank

Satnam Kaur from Anglian Water said: “A project of this scale will inevitably result in some disruption to residents in the area and we’re sorry for the impact this may cause. However, we hope customers in this area will understand the importance of the scheme and the benefits it will bring”.

“We will be doing all we can to keep inconvenience to a minimum. We will use innovative ‘trenchless’ working techniques which mean we will only need to dig ‘access pits’ at key points along the pipe’s route. This will speed up the work and mean that roads can re-open as soon as possible.”

Scothern Lane Road will be closed for 2 weeks to safely allow the construction of the work. A two-way diversion will be in place on the A158 via Scothern Lane, along Sudbrooke Road, Main Street and Langworth Road. Access to Scothern Lane Road will be restricted to local residents and businesses only.

If customers have any concerns about the project please get in touch with the site team who will be happy to help, or contact us on 03457 145 145.