Town all set for new sewer work

FILEY’S sewage system is set for an huge upgrade to reduce flooding fears in the town.

Yorkshire Water is pumping £80,000 into a renovation of the sewer under Ravine Road next week.

The improvements will see a small section of the road limited to one-way traffic for three days, with motorists having to use Ravine Hill.

Contractors are due to start on Tuesday, August 30, with the work expected to take around two weeks.

Yorkshire Water are using a pioneering technique to strengthen the sewer, which will mean Ravine Road does not have to be ripped up.

Instead, the company will be relining the sewer with a sock-like structure which will be inserted through a man-hole at the top of the road.

The liner will then be stretched along the sewer where it will harden and create a robust protective skin to reduce potential leaks and increase flood protection.

Claire Glavina, from Yorkshire Water’s community engagement team, said: “This section of sewer needs replacing since it is damaged and at risk of collapse.

“By relining it we can help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the local area in the future.

“A lot of thought went into ensuring we have the ideal solution in place, which enables us to carry out this vital improvement work, while at the same time minimising disruption to local residents and visitors alike by using no-dig technology.”

Motorists have also been alerted to a three day traffic control system in the area, with stop-go boards being used near Church Street bridge.

The company has confirmed it will not need access inside residents’ properties during the two week improvements.

The work is the latest phase in Yorkshire Water’s vast improvement scheme in Filey.

Last year, the company embarked on a £2.4 million project to enlarge the sewer under Muston Road and create a million-litre storm tank under Clarence Drive playing fields.

The storm chamber works by trapping excess flood water which previously pooled on Muston Road.