Cumbria

Keswick sewer revamp plans explained

People in Keswick are being invited to find out more about a £20m sewer improvement scheme as work switches to the town centre.

United Utilities engineers have already spent a year on the scheme.

But from September it will start in the town centre and project managers will hold a session on Wednesday to explain more about it.

The project aims to improve the public sewer network and improve water quality of Bassenthwaite Lake.

The work in the town centre will involve building a large stormwater storage tank underneath Rawnsley Hall car park as well as improved sewers under some roads.

Road works are being timed to avoid the tourist and Christmas periods.

Project manager Simon Povey said: "This is a major scheme which will deliver real and vital improvements to the quality of Bassenthwaite Lake and will also help alleviate sewer flooding from our network in the Greta Grove area."

Most of the work will be completed in 2012.

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