The York Council is set to spend more on reducing the impact of flooding in the City.
The plans, revealed just hours before the latest flooding problems hit the City, include the provision of a dedicated pump which will help to keep the A19 near Fulford clear of water.
A council reportalso promises more work to deal with surface water drainage issues
” £200,000 for improved drainage. To continue funding the restoration of the Council’s drainage infrastructure supporting the findings of the Surface Water Management Plan. This funding reflects the amount of work that can realistically be done using the available resources within the Council where there is extensive local knowledge
£3.5 million will be spent on Gully Repair Engineering Works – A rolling programme of capital funded drainage survey and investigation works has led to significant improvements of the cities highway gullies and has provided detailed information to identify the condition of the assets and their long term maintenance needs.
It is calculated that more than £8m of investment will be needed over 12 years to address all defective assets on a priority/needs based approach.
£200,000 will also be invested in improving real time signage and on rainfall monitoring equipment (see below).