CLEANING PROGRAMME TO REDUCE FLOODING RISK ON MAJOR ROAD NETWORK

Posted: Friday 1st April 2011

Waste management specialists Cleansing Service Group (CSG) have begun work on a drainage soakaway clearance programme designed to reduce flooding risks across Croydon’s southern road network.

The three-year programme, CSG’s biggest project of its kind to date, is being carried out for Croydon Borough Council by the company’s Highways Cleansing facility at Detling in Kent which will clean much of the borough’s southern highway drainage system including soakaways and associated drainage pipe work and gullies.

CSG is employing advanced vacuum/jetting combination tankers to carry out the work during which general waste, litter and aggregate will be removed from the soakaways and taken to a recycling facility where the aggregate is separated out for reuse in building projects.

Councillor and Cabinet Member Phillip Thomas said: “Good highway drainage is essential to protect the surface and sub-structure of roads especially during times of low temperatures. The cleansing programme we’ve put in place will help prolong the life of the borough’s highways drainage system and save time and resources in the future.”

CSG national operations divisional manager Dave Adams said the company had long experience in restoring drainage infrastructure.

“This is a significant proactive programme to clean an extensive urban surface water drainage system in which the soakaways are sometimes up to 15m deep. The highway drainage system on Croydon’s southern road network will be hugely improved by the end of the programme.”




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