Work is underway on a £400,000 flood prevention scheme on Beeches Road in Rawreth, Essex.

The scheme by Anglian Water, is due for completion in May and will involve installing 1,700m of pipeline. Improvements will also be made to the local pumping station with installation of two new pumps and a chemical dosing unit which will control the septicity of the sewage to protect the sewage infrastructure from long-term damage.

The work is taking place to resolve flooding issues experienced by residents on Beeches Road in recent years.

Satnam Kaur from Anglian Water said: “We are keen to complete work on this project as quickly as possible in order for residents to benefit from the scheme.

“A project of this scale will inevitably cause some disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will be doing all we can to keep any inconvenience to a minimum.

“Work is progressing well and we have already laid the raising main using innovative directional drilling techniques to avoid open excavation, which might have caused damage to environmentally sensitive areas along the rising main route.”

There are no road closures but temporary traffic lights are in place to control traffic on Beeches Road and at the pumping station which is accessed off Beeches Road.