Mirehouse flood sewer work begins

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Work on an £800,000 project to ease sewer flooding in Cumbria has begun.

Water company United Utilities is increasing the capacity of sewers in the Mirehouse area which are at risk of flooding during heavy rain.

Large pipes will be installed to divert flows around Greystone Close and store rain water until it can be sent to the sewage works for treatment.

A United Utilities spokesman said it will "improve life" for homeowners. The work is expected to take five months.

Project manager Sean McGahan, said: "It's been a horrible problem for them [homeowners] and we want to sort it out.

"Unfortunately there's no way of doing engineering work of this scale without causing some temporary disruption.

"But we have a responsibility to the community to do everything possible to get the work done as safely and quickly as we can."

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