Once Yorkshire Water’s investment scheme has finished in the next few months, Batemoor and Lowedges in Sheffield will be better protected from sewer flooding.
Two old sewers had burst and caused sewer flooding near local properties and they’ve since been replaced. Yorkshire Water has spent £1.6 million on a new larger sewer to replace these sewers and reduce this flooding risk.
The new sewer runs from the sports field near Greenhill Main Road to one of Yorkshire Water’s sewage pumping stations, situated off Jordanthorpe Parkway.
To ensure disruption is kept to a minimum, Yorkshire Water and their contractors, Barhale PLC, have been laying the sewer in grass verges and have used a tunnelling technique to lay the new sewer under the road.
Although most of it has been laid in grass verges in the vicinity of Chesterfield Road South, four road crossings were necessary, including Lowedges Road, Greenhill Main Road, Jordanthorpe Parkway and Chesterfield Road South.
On Tuesday 14th February, Local MP, Louise Haigh, visited the scheme to check on progress and learn more about the new £1.6 million sewer.
Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Healey said: “I was pleased to see Yorkshire Water performing this vital investment and maintenance work to tackle pollution and flooding risks. It was also interesting to learn about the new tunnelling techniques being used to minimise traffic and customer disruption during the works, no one would have noticed that they were working underneath Chesterfield Road South and hopefully more work can be carried out in this manner in the future.”