Created: 08 May 2017
Andrew joined pupils from St Joseph’s to learn more about the Attlee Drive flooding scheme and to cut the ground in the school’s playing field.
In order to reduce the risk of flooding around Attlee Drive in Goole, Yorkshire Water have announced £6 million of investment in the Attlee Drive flooding scheme.
Yorkshire Water will be constructing a large underground storage tank to hold excess water in times of heavy rainfall, which will store the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool. Moreover, the work will also involve laying new sewers in the surrounding streets, upgrading capacity on some sewers and laying a new sewer across St Joseph’s Primary School’s playing fields.
As the project progresses, Yorkshire Water, and their contractors Mott McDonald, will be engaging with schoolchildren on the water cycle whilst warning them of the dangers of construction sites.
Commenting after the visit, Andrew said, "It's great to be down at St Joseph's Primary this afternoon to mark the start of the £6 million Yorkshire Water drainage scheme that will improve drainage in the Attlee Drive area of Goole. This is a project I've been working with Yorkshire Water on for some time.
“I welcome this investment from Yorkshire Water and will continue to update residents on other schemes that are currently being investigated to further reduce the risk of flooding for the town."
Photo - Andrew joins the children of St Joseph's Primary and Yorkshire Water to cut the ground in the school's playing field