Yorkshire Water is investing almost £1million in a project to reduce the risk of internal sewer flooding to homes in Morley.
Engineering specialists, Mott MacDonald Bentley, have been working on the project since late April and large new sewers have been installed in the road along Croft House Way, Croft House Avenue and Croft House Lane.
The second phase of the work is progressing well with the installation of a large storage tank in the grassed amenity area located off New Bank Street and King George Croft in late September.
In order to connect the new tank to the sewerage system, the company now need to lay a new rising main sewer pipe in New Bank Street opposite the grassed amenity area on King George Croft.
For safety reasons, temporary traffic lights will be in place on New Bank Street until November 6.
The tank, which will be capable of holding 1,275,000 litres of storm water during wet weather will take until December to construct. It will be 12.5 metres in diameter and 13 metres deep.
Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water’s project manager, said: “We want to thank residents for their patience.”