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New flood protection scheme in Choppington

The Northumbrian village of Choppington is to receive an upgrade to its sewerage network to alleviate flooding problems.

Flood risk will be greatly reduced in Choppington after Northumbria Water announced they are planning to spend £500,000 on a new system. Homes in Farndale Avenue and Percy Gardens will be protected thanks to a new sewer pipe that will take storm water away from their homes at times of great rainfall. This will be in part thanks to the sewer diameter being increased, so it will be able to handle a larger volume of water.

The project, which is estimated to last three months, is expected to start on Monday the 11th of October. Paul Davison, project manager for the scheme stated:

“We appreciate that flooding is distressing for customers, so reducing this risk is one of our top priorities.

“This scheme will offer the residents of Choppington some protection for the future.”

The construction will cease for two weeks over the Christmas period to minimise disruption to traffic and holiday shoppers. The new scheme in Choppington is part of Northumbria Water’s pledge to customers to improve sewer systems across the region.