Project Mirfield questions on Thursday regarding the £1.2 million project to reduce the risk of internal sewer flooding to over a dozen local homes.
The understanding of the drainage systems of Mirfield is vital to the core plan of the town combining foul waste water, and storm water is bad practice, and to rely on electric pumps to pump storm water will also prove to be a mistake.
The mistakes of our past as now caught up the decommissioning of the old culverts which once serviced our surface water runoff are now depleted just a couple left in use the few what are left are badly maintained and are now nearly over capacity over the last 30 years Yorkshire water connected the surface water runoff in to their combined systems which means foul water and storm water drain to the sewage treatments works.
The (LLFA) lead local flood authority = KMC state in Kirklees local flood risk management strategy on page 11. DG5 Properties which are at risk of sewer flooding more frequently than once in 20 years, on page 18 of the Kirklees local flood risk management strategy
Yorkshire Water owns much of the combined and surface water sewers in the region. Sewer systems are currently designed not to flood in a 1:30 year return period design storm. This does not include accommodating flows from exceptional and high magnitude rainfall events. During extremely wet weather, the rainfall may exceed current design criteria.
Project Mirfield implemented the questions above to be put forward on Thursday at the Yorkshire water drop-in regarding the £1.2 million project to reduce the risk of internal sewer flooding to over a dozen local homes in Mirfield.