Work to stem Morley street flooding to to ahead

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Residents of a Morley street should see their flooding problems dry up.

Yorkshire Water has agreed to an investment plan which should resolve the flooding issues that have blighted people living in Albert Road.

Councillors Judith Elliott and Shirley Varley received confirmation from Yorkshire Water this week that work would be starting over the next few weeks to replace pipework which will prevent future flooding on the street.

Coun Elliott said “Following the construction of Seven Hills School it has become clear that the drainage system could not cope in times of heavy rain.

“The result was that drain covers would blow off and some residents suffered flooding to their homes.

“We have been on to Yorkshire Water for years to get this problem solved and I am delighted that the work is now to be done.”

She said drainage engineers confirmed the pipes taking away rain water were not of a large enough capacity to cope with present rain levels and the new scheme will involve replacement with larger pipes which should prevent the problems from reoccurring.

Coun Shirley Varley said they had met residents on many occasions to help convince Yorkshire Water the work needed to be carried out.