There will be a community drop-in session in Rubery tomorrow (Thursday 16th February) ahead of major works to prevent sewer flooding to a number of homes.

Currently, some homes in the Windmill Avenue area are at risk of flooding during periods of heavy rain, as water drains from paths and roads into the sewer.

Severn Trent will be replacing existing sewer pipes with new, much bigger pipes, allowing surface water to drain away much more quickly and minimising the current flooding risk to homes.

Works will begin on March 13th and complete in December. There will be some disruption and road closures / diversions around Windmill Avenue, Leasowe Road, Segbourne Road and Waseley Road.

Noor Kanber, from Severn Trent, said: “This is a really important project for residents in Windmill Avenue who are currently at risk of sewer flooding – that’s why we’ve taken the decision to invest in new pipes to help prevent the problem from happening. To do this our contractors Amey will be installing much bigger pipes that can remove twice as much waste water. This will mean that during heavy downpours the sewers should be able to cope with the quick increase in water.

“We’ve been working closely with the local council to plan in this work and now we’d like to invite local residents to come and see us to find out more about the scheme and share their views.”

Severn Trent’s mobile community office which will be outside Select and Save in Windmill Avenue tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 16th) between 4pm and 6.30pm.

Noor said: “Our engineers will work as quickly as possible to complete the work and they will consult with local residents before starting any work outside their homes. We know that some disruption will be caused but we hope that everyone will see the long-term benefits this scheme will have.”

Anyone who wants to be kept up-to-date with the work by Amey can text the word WINDMILL to 01952 780333.

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