Efforts to reduce the risk of sewer flooding highlighted in Taunton

EFFORTS to protect homes in western England from sewer flooding during heavy storms will be showcased at the Consumer Council for Water’s (CCWater) meeting in Somerset on Thursday (November 5).

Residents can learn more about how South West Water and Wessex Water have strengthened the resilience of their infrastructure during the water watchdog’s Western Committee meeting at The Castle Hotel, Taunton.

Both water and sewerage companies will explain how fresh investment in improving surface water drainage and the sewer network will help protect homes across the region.

David Heath, Western Region Chair for CCWater, said: “Our changing climate demands that we have a resilient sewerage and drainage network that can cope with the severe weather that has battered our region in recent years.

“That’s why we are giving residents this opportunity to hear how their water company has developed a more resilient drainage and sewer network.”

Consumers can also voice any concerns they might have about their water and sewerage service during a slot shortly after the meeting starts at 1pm.

Anyone interested in attending should email michael.barnes@ccwater.org.uk

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