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Flood Protection - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Gloucester City Council

THE PROBLEM

Filled with brooks and watercourses, Gloucester is surrounded by flood catchment zones. This proved to be a problem during the floods of 2007 which saw the city badly affected.

Heavy rainfall began the end of June leading to drains unable to cope with the constant pressure and surface water gathering. July brought even heavier downpours, with 20th July having two months’ worth of rainfall in just 14 hours. This led to widespread flooding across the county with over 300,000 residents affected by tap water shortages.

Hucclecote is known as an affluent village on the outskirts of Gloucester, although escaping any major damage; some roads in the village were completely submerged under flood waters.

It is due to several water courses in the area that led to surface water flooding. Hosbere and Wotton Brook are thought to contribute to the village flooding with streams backing up leaving nowhere for the water to escape.

THE SOLUTION

It was following these floods that flood alleviation plans were put in place to help protect properties should this happen again.

Gloucester City Council received funding to provide flood mitigation measures to residents at Porchester Road, Hucclecote. UK Flood Barriers were invited to tender and won the project to supply and install flood defence solutions to 20 properties. The council’s requirement of only using kitemarked products could be fulfilled with UKFB’s  Flood Angel® range.

Surveys to each property were conducted and a range of Flood Angel® products were specified. These products include 160mm/110mm Non-Return Valves, Anti-Flood Airbricks, Flood Defender™ Barriers and Flood Defender Wall.

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