3. Flooding from sewers
We want to know how important you regard reducing the flooding from sewers that affects people's lives? You can read the context about this in our business plan document but here's a simple one page overview on sewer flooding.
Currently, there are an average of 1,250 recorded incidents of floods occurring inside homes and businesses in the North West each year.
When it comes to floods occurring outside homes and businesses, there are an average of 8,500 recorded incidents in the North West annually.
We’re proposing to reduce the number of floods inside homes and businesses by 25% to around 960 floods and cut the number of outdoor floods by 4% to around 8,150. If you accept our recommended proposal then an average bill will rise by approximately £5 each year between 2020 and 2025.
Alternatively, we could aim to reduce the number of indoor floods by nearly 50% to approximately 635 floods while also reducing the number of outdoor floods by 45% to around 4,750 at a cost of approximately £14.
Or we could go even further and reduce the number of indoor floods by two thirds – reducing the number of incidents to around 425 each year – while cutting the number of outdoor floods by 75%, which would reduce the total number each year to approximately 2,250, at an additional annual cost of around £28 to an average bill.
Your options on improving flooding from sewers