North Ferriby flood risk reduced by vast storage tank

Work to reduce the risk of flooding at an East Yorkshire village has been completed.

Yorkshire Water has installed a large underground waste water storage tank at North Ferriby as part of the £2.2m project.

The tank will act as storage for water during heavy rainfall ensuring local sewers do not exceed their capacity.

The scheme will, according to Yorkshire Water, reduce the flood risk for more than a dozen properties in the village.

The tank measures 331 by 46ft (101 by 14m), has a depth of almost 13ft (4m) and is able to store approximately 3,500,000 litres (about 770,000 gallons) of waste water.

Only once rainwater has subsided will water be allowed to leave the tank and re-enter the sewer system to be taken to a local treatment works.

Yorkshire Water has also installed a larger sewer along Church Road and Brickyard Cottages.

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