Flood grant for Wath area

NEWS: News.
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A flood risk area of Wath is set to benefit from £325,000 of flood protection money.

The money to replace trash screens on Brook Dike was part of a £500,000 award to Rotherham Council from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs (Defra).

Graham Kaye, Principal Drainage Engineer, said: “The grants are good news in terms of Rotherham’s continuing efforts to bolster its flood defences.

“We have received £325,000 worth of funding for works, including replacing two much larger trash screens on Brook Dike at Wath. They are basically large metal grills located within the watercourse which require regular maintenance works.

“This will reduce the flood risk in the area where they will be working in conjunction with the replacement culvert at Station Road carried out by Streetpride earlier this year.

The proposed works are the latest in a series of flood alleviation schemes carried out since the floods in 2007 and 2009 to help reduce the risk of flooding to properties in flood risk areas throughout the borough. Defra also awarded the council £191,000 replace trash screens at Aston. A flood consultation is online at htttp://www.rotherham.gov.uk/consultations/Local_Flood_Risk_Management_Strategy/index.php