Hereford & Worcester

Powick flood alleviation scheme under way

Work on a new flood alleviation scheme has begun in Worcestershire.

Preparation for the Powick flood scheme started on Monday with full construction due to start in August.

The Environment Agency said the work, which will take 10 weeks to complete, will reduce the risk of flooding for 19 properties in the area.

The £765,000 scheme will include the construction of a culvert and a 1.8m (6ft) high embankment east of the A449 across the floodplain.

The project, which is being carried out by the Environment Agency, received funding from Worcestershire County Council, Powick Parish Council and village fundraising activities.

Beverley Brown, project manager for the scheme, said: "Residents in Powick have suffered from flooding on many occasions in the past.

"The work we will carry out will significantly reduce flood risk in the future and this will improve the quality of life for these people."

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