£16m flood protection scheme in Hull to be completed Spring 2016

Published: Friday 2nd October 2015 by KCFM

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Yorkshire Water are installing the final two huge screw pumps in Hull today to prevent 17,000 homes from flooding.

A new state of the art pumping station in Hull is to have it’s final two whale-sized pumps installed today.

The £16 million flood protection scheme, set to go live in Spring next year, will prevent 17,000 homes in Kingswood and Bransholme from flooding.

Richard Seers, Director of Communications for Yorkshire Water, says it’s been a big project to undertake:

“Over the weekend, we had six screws that are 28 metres long, 4 metres wide and each weighs 55 tonnes delivered from Holland to Immingham; and over the next few days, we’re installing them at Bransholme surface water pumping station and this will give much greater protection to around 17,000 homes.”

He says they’ve invested heavily in flood prevention in Hull:

“This investment is in response to the floods of 2007 when our pumping infrastructure at Bransholme didn’t work as it was designed to do. Since then, across Hull, we’ve invested around £50 million in improving West Hull pumping station and East Hull pumping station. This is the final piece of the jigsaw.”

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Published: Friday 2nd October 2015 by KCFM

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