Anti-flood scheme is praised by experts

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A FLOOD prevention scheme is being managed to an ‘exceptionally high standard’, according to industry experts.

Southern Water’s £20m project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea was assessed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Awarding the scheme 45 points out of a possible 50, the scheme’s inspector said: ‘This project which to be professionally managed to an exceptionally high standard.’

The inspector’s report praised the way the project team’s supported customers, care of the environment as well as its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

The report noted: ‘The site team must be congratulated on the extremely high standard, which they continually strive to improve.’

The project, being carried out by contractors 4Delivery on behalf of Southern Water, involves building three new pumping stations and a 4km sewer system which will ease pressure on the network during storms.

Construction is due to finish next year.