Huge new storm tank set to alleviate Morley flood problems

The new flood tank in  Morley.
The new flood tank in Morley.

The construction of a huge new flooding tank on a Morley estate is almost complete.

Yorkshire Water have been working since April 2013 on the £1 million project to improve the sewerage system in Morley after homes suffered flooding.

Engineering specialists Mott MacDonald Bentley have been working to install the large storage tank in the grassed amenity area located off New Bank Street and King George Croft.

The tank will collect storm water and hold it until it is safe to be released back into the local sewer network.
The cover of the tank, which can hold 1,275,000 litres of water, will be put on over the next two weeks.

Dominic Cunney, Yorkshire Water’s project manager, said: “We’d like to thank local residents for their continued patience throughout this essential project and ensure them that we’re doing everything we can to

keep any disruption to an absolute minimum.”

The work is part of Yorkshire Water’s £120 million investment to upgrade its sewer network and treatment facilities in order to further reduce the risk of sewer flooding which can occur when sewers become overloaded during

times of heavy rainfall.

It has said it will not need to access anyone’s property during the work. For more information on the scheme go to