Sewer work to cut Cumbria flooding risk
- 10 February 2013
- From the section Cumbria
A £17m project to boost the capacity of underground drains in Carlisle has been given the go-ahead by water bosses.
United Utilities said the scheme would help to reduce leaks and prevent sewer flooding in the city.
It is part of an £81m package of works pledged across Cumbria over the next 12 months.
Other projects include a £6m scheme to clean up water courses flowing into the Leven Estuary near Ulverston and a £5m scheme to improve sewers at Bowness.
The works will be paid for in part by an average £13 a year hike in water bills from April.