OPEN DAYS on the Inmans estate in Hedon are being held to highlight the latest work to reduce the risk of damage to East Riding homes from flooding.
Around £300,000 from DEFRA is being used to reduce risk of flooding to homes on the estate which are most susceptible after the council bid for money from the central Government. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has used a small part of this funding to create a test rig to see which flood reduction products and techniques are most effective.
The test rig is designed to simulate the ground floor of a typical house on the estate and simulate the effectiveness, aesthetics and usability of various flood protection products such as removable door guards, airbrick covers and sump pumps.
The rig is enclosed in a bund that is filled with water whilst observations are made by council engineers. This also allows contractors to understand and overcome installation issues before working on a real house. It has been built at the bottom of Albina Garth, Hedon with the kind permission of Hedon Town Council which owns the land. Once the tests are concluded the land will be returned to its original condition.
Surveys are also being carried out to ascertain which properties in the area would benefit most.
Two public open days are being held one yesterday September 27th and another tomorrow September 29th between 2pm and 7pm to allow people to view the test rig in action. Council engineers will be on hand to answer any questions.
Anyone visiting by car should avoid parking down Albina Garth as this could cause disruption to residents.