Doncaster first in UK to trial new flood defences

Flooding in Toll Bar in 2007.
Flooding in Toll Bar in 2007.

Doncaster residents are among the first in the UK to have access to a new flood defence range to help protect their homes from water damage.

Back in 2007, unprecedented rain caused floods to sweep through Doncaster, submerging 2,127 homes across 36 areas.

And the Environment Agency has warned that certain neighbourhoods in Doncaster are still at medium or high risk of flooding from surface water, when rainwater does not drain away through the normal drainage systems or soak into the ground, but lies on or flows over the ground instead.

Now homeowners and businesses can take immediate action against the risk of flooding with the Floodsave range, innovative new products available at Keyline Builders Merchants, Clay Lane West.

The Doncaster store is one of only a handful of stockists across the UK and was chosen to roll out the new range because of the area’s susceptibility to flooding.

Stephen Riggens, head of marketing at Keyline, said: “Flood defence products keep homeowners and their belongings safe and dry. They also give real peace of mind to those at risk from flooding from the moment they’re installed. Making these products available to the residents of Doncaster and surrounding areas is a service we’re proud to offer.”