A new phase of work is starting on a near-£1m scheme to protect homes in Morley from flooding.
Engineers are installing a massive underground storage tank in a grassed area off New Bank Street and King George Croft, on the northern side of the town.
Around 13 metres deep and 12.5 metres in diameter, it will be capable of holding 1.275m litres of storm water during wet weather.
The tank installation project is expected to take until December to finish and follows the completion of the first stage of the Yorkshire Water scheme.
Large new sewers are now in place in the road along nearby Croft House Way, Croft House Avenue and Croft House Lane.
Engineering specialists Mott MacDonald Bentley began the installation of the sewers in the three roads in late April.
Yorkshire Water’s Dominic Cunney said: “This project demonstrates just how committed we are to playing our part to help reduce the risk of flooding in previously flood-prone areas. It will significantly increase the capacity of our sewerage network, ensuring it’s better placed to meet the growing demands it comes under.
“Of course, we recognise that a project like this is always likely to result in some disruption and we want to reassure road users and local residents that we’ll be doing everything we can to keep any potential disruption to an absolute minimum.
“We also want to thank them for their continued patience throughout this essential work.”
Roads that were closed to allow the sewer installation work on Croft House Way, Croft House Avenue and Croft House Lane to take place in safety are due to reopen as normal from this Friday.
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