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Sewer replacement scheme in Levenshulme

Drainage work in Levenshulme is currently being carried out by United Utilities to increase the size of the sewers, so they can carry a greater volume of water at times of heavy rainfall.

In the flood prevention scheme, the sewage system under Clare Road, Davenhill Road and Errwood Road is being replaced. The new sewers, which will be approximately four times bigger then the existing sewers, should stop the flooding problems these roads have seen in the past.

The £900,000 project will see the closure of Errwood Road for around five months. United Utilities project manager, Matthew Steer, stated:

“We’re doing this work to give peace of mind to those local homeowners who have lived with terrible problem of internal flooding with sewage when it rains heavily.

“We’re sorry for any temporary disruption while the major engineering work is carried out, but it will be well worth it in the long run.

“We’d ask people to bear with us throughout the road closure and diversion. Although Errwood Road is closed to through traffic, we will maintain access up to the work area for residents.”

The work is part of a £3.6 billion investment by United Utilities in the North West’s water and waste water systems.