A £700,000 scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in Deri has been completed ahead of schedule.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water confirmed that the project, which began in January and included the construction of a new sewer pipe and underground chamber, was complete three weeks ahead of original estimations.
The work took place within the car park of Deri Community Centre and on Riverside Walk, and will help the system to operate more effectively during heavy rain, in turn reducing the risk of flooding and bursts from the network. It forms part of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s £1.7 billion investment across the country.
Labour’s Darren Valley councillor, David Hardacre, said: “I’m very pleased that Welsh Water has invested £700,000 to alleviate the risk of flooding in the Deri area.
“Consultation was carried out with the community centre committee prior to any work starting and the work did not cause any disruption to the local residents or community centre customers. It’s great that the work has also completed ahead of schedule.”
Capital Programme Manager for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Shaun O’Leary, added: “We’re really pleased to have completed the construction phase of this work ahead of schedule. Thanks to the hard work of the teams involved we were able to complete this work quicker than anticipated.
“As a not for profit company we continue to invest in our assets to strengthen our resilience and continue to improve the service to our customers. This scheme will help to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and help us to continue to provide our customers and future generations with a reliable waste water service.
“We’d like to thank the local residents for bearing with us while we carried out this work.”