Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is investing £200,000 in a scheme that will help to alleviate flooding and also deliver environmental benefits to the village of Gresford.
The utility company will begin work on Monday 30 April to increase capacity on the local wastewater network, which will enable it to deal with larger volumes of stormwater during periods of heavy rainfall.
During such weather conditions, properties in the area have experienced internal flooding and the upgrade will help alleviate the risk of this happening in future. The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of July, will involve the construction and modification of new and existing manholes and associated pipework in Claypit Lane.
Jill Roberts, Welsh Water’s communications representative said:
“We realise the distress internal wastewater flooding can cause and are committed to tackling it. Our project in Gresford reflects this and our goal to provide customers with a first class service. We appreciate the inconvenience work such as this may cause but these measures are necessary to ensure the work is carried out safely. We will liaise with local residents before the scheme commences to keep them fully informed of our plans and would ask the local community to bear with us during these essential works.”
Welsh Water liaised with relevant bodies, including Wrexham County Borough Council, during the project’s planning stages.