Around one million pounds is being invested by Anglian Water in a project to protect homes in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, from sewer flooding will get underway next week (12th February).

The 10 week scheme will see close to 200 metres of new sewer pipes installed in the High Street area to increase the capacity of the sewer network. An additional 80,000 litre capacity storage tank is also being constructed beneath the Red Lion pub car park.  

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “We understand how devastating any type of flooding is, this is why we’re regularly investing in projects like this to help protect homes and improve our network.  

“To allow this work to be completed as quickly and safely as possible the High Street South will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project, and the work on High Street North and Fen Road will need temporary traffic lights and a lane closure. Access to residents will be maintained at all times.  

“Unfortunately, the nature of this work will cause disruption to businesses in the local area and we're sorry for that.  We will be doing what we can to try to minimise the impact of this and hope the local community and businesses will understand what work we're doing and why."  

Antony added: “We’ve been working in partnership with the Environment Agency and Lincolnshire County Council to understand the flooding problem in this area. This project will increase the capacity of the sewer network to help reduce the chances of sewers overflowing.  

“We will continue to contribute to the wider flood surveys in this area to understand how high water levels in the nearby Beck and surface water run-off contributes to this issue.”  

A diversion for through traffic will be in place and clearly signposted.