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£1m project to protect hundreds of homes completed
9:30am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A £1M project to protect hundreds of homes in Kennington from flooding has been completed.
A new 900mm drain has been installed by Thames Water and will carry water from Kennington Road to the Hinksey Stream.
A drainage pond, with walls reinforced by corrugated steel, has also been cleared to allow flood water to run into it.
The scheme aims to protect houses in Kennington Road and the railway line that runs behind them.
Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood said: “I am delighted the scheme is finally ready to protect hundreds of local residents who must live daily with the fear of flooding.
“I would also like to thank all the Kennington residents who have been putting up with a building site in their back gardens over these last months without complaint, knowing that in the end everyone would be safer from flood waters.”
Thames Water spokesman Craig Rance said: “This will help protect homes during heavy rain and prevent thousands of rail journeys being interrupted.”
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