Hatfield sewer works due to start

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Hatfield residents are set to benefit from improvements to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the area.

Yorkshire Water has pledged to improve sewers in and around the Cuckoo Lane area, which have flooded during heavy rainfall in the past.

The scheme is part of the organisation’s £120million investment to upgrade its sewer network and waste water treatment facilities across the region.

Project manager Dominic Cunney said: “Construction of this new sewer means that during heavy rainfall, excess waste water will be diverted away from sites that traditionally flood to an area of greater capacity.

“We understand the work will be disruptive at times and ask residents to bear with us while we complete these essential improvements.”

The works, carried out by Yorkshire Water’s service partner Mott McDonald Bentley, will start on March 15 and will continue into September.

The improvements consist of laying a new sewer and storage tank, which will be used to store storm water during heavy rainfall and hold it until it’s safe for release back into the local sewer network.

This will involve intermittent work in Cuckoo Lane between March and May, which may require the cordoning-off of a section of the road. Access will be maintained along the road for the duration of the works.