Anglian Water set to begin preparations for Great Yarmouth flood alleviation scheme

30 June 2020


Anglian Water engineers will soon begin trial hole investigations, 06 July, in Great Yarmouth to help the company plan its new flood alleviation scheme to reduce disruption to the town.


Trial holes will be dug in four locations across Great Yarmouth to help the region’s water company to test the ground conditions and to highlight any existing utility services they are not yet aware of. Trial holes are essential to help assist Anglian in their plans to design a solution for repeated flooding in the area.


Anglian Water staff, who are classed as key workers, have continued essential work like this throughout lockdown, ensuring they adhere to the government’s social distancing guidance.


David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “These trial holes allow us to design the scheme with the best route and options available to us to reduce disruption wherever we possibly can.


“It’s important to invest and protect our region for the future, and our work in the area is essential to ensure that we can help to reduce the likelihood and frequency of flooding events. Our frontline staff will be working hard to ensure things return to normal as quickly as possible.“


The company’s dedicated team of operational experts will be carrying out investigations in four locations from 06 July through to the 10 August. To ensure the safety of both staff and local road users, traffic management will be in place on Burgh Road (06 July - 20 July), Beccles Road (20 July - 27 July), High Street (27 July - 03 August) and Shrublands Way (03 August - 10 August).


Anglian Water has assured its teams will be following Public Health England advice on social distancing while at work and will be limiting direct contact with customers unless it’s an emergency.


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