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Flooded residents welcome £2m sewerage improvements
12:44pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
RESIDENTS who were forced to walk through raw sewage to reach their homes during floods in Ringwood last winter have welcomed Wessex Water’s £2m sewerage improvement scheme.
Flooding affected Kingsburys Lane and parts of the Bickerley last year, with householders using sandbags to protect their homes.
Elderly residents were evacuated from the Bickerley Green Nursing Home in Kingsburys Lane last Christmas because the toilets were unable to flush.
Residents said the flooding was the most severe in recent memory, with many blaming Hampshire County Council and the water company for neglecting simple maintenance and drainage.
Ringwood Town Council announced that Wessex Water had committed to a £2m scheme to upsize or duplicate the sewers, which would be completed by 2016.
In the meantime the sewers would be checked and cleaned every six months to prevent build-up.
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