A half a million pound sewer flood protection project underway in Ingoldmells

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A half million pound project set to protect homes in Ingoldmells from flooding began last week.

The four-month long project in Anchor Lane will include 100 metres of new sewer pipes, which are being installed by Anglian Water to increase the capacity of the network in the area, but will see part of the road closed until February.

Antony Innes, for Anglian Water, said: “We understand how devastating any type of flooding is. This is why we’re regularly investing in projects like this to help protect homes and improve our network.

“Unfortunately, to install these new pipes we’re going to need to close part of Anchor Lane until February.

“We know this is disruptive to residents but hopefully they’ll understand what we are doing and why.

“Customers living in this part of Anchor Lane have already been contacted about the work and how it’ll affect them. We’ll be trying to keep disruption to a minimum and make sure people will still be able to access their homes throughout the work.”

A diversion for through traffic will be in place and clearly signposted. Traffic will be diverted along Roman Bank, Sea Lane, Chapel Road and then re-join Anchor Lane.

Anglian Water have made several improvements to odour problems in the past and say they’ve had 54 complaints, compared to nearly 200 three years ago, and stated it was a sign of improvement.

They say permanent odour dosing is now in place at their water recycling works and this is having a benefit.