Flood defence plan

Thursday, 9 November 2017

NORTH Antrim DUP MLA, Paul Frew, has welcomed planned action to combat the flash flooding which devastated the centre of Ahoghill in August.
Serious damage was caused to some businesses in the Diamond when heavy rainfall overwhelmed local flooding defences.
The Rivers Agency investigated what went wrong when businesses and a number of residential properties in the village were affected.
Mr Frew said: "I have been working with Rivers Agency since Ahoghill was once again subjected to flash flooding .
“Following an investigation it has now emerged that water surged from a number of manholes, one on the road close to The Croft area which flooded the Diamond."
The Rivers Agency are proposing to modify a manhole system further upstream to restrict the flow within the underground culvert towards The Croft, with the flow being diverted to the watercourse alongside Brookside Church grounds.
*Full story and pictures in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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