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Water company explains flood scheme to community

Southern Water has taken an unexpected step of deciding to host a meeting where residents of the Hampshire village of Milford-On-Sea can hear all about their upcoming flood and pollution alleviation scheme.

This drop-in session, which took place yesterday, gave the people of the community a chance to find out about the £1.6 million investment to reduce the risk of pollution and flooding in the area. The project team were on hand to explain the process and answer any questions which followed.

Southern Water is planning to begin this project in the near future, with work carrying on until the spring of next year. The improvements include the installation of a relief sewer and storage tank to alleviate the capacity problems of the sewerage network.

Contracts engineer for Southern Water, Dennis Taplin, said:

“We’re committed to reducing the flood and pollution risk in Milton-on-Sea and I’m delighted our regulator Ofwat has given us permission to start work.

“I hope as many people as possible visit our drop-in day to find out about the benefits of the scheme and how it will affect them.

“I know schemes like this can cause disruption but we and our contractor 4Delivery will do all we can to keep this to a minimum.”