Operation Watershed is halfway

WORKS to improve drainage in areas hit by flooding have reached their halfway point.

Under West Sussex County Council’s Operation Watershed, £2.5m has been assigned for drainage improvements on the highway.

So far, £521,025 has already been spent on some 56 schemes, with another 47 schemes expected to be completed by early next year.

Work has been completed in Central Avenue, Bognor, with £1,800 on replacing gulley and pipework.

In Felpham, New Barn Lane has benefited from £5,605 spent on excavating footways and supplying, installing and re-instating new pipes.

Ditches in Middleton have also been cleared, with other works including new pipes and renewing culverts and jetting the drainage system.

Elmer Road has had £59,522 spent on it, with Yapton Road another £17,000.

Hook Lane Close in Pagham has had defective pipework replaced at a cost of £8,0000.

Money has also been spent in Yapton.

Some £3,140 went to fund gully and culvert repairs in Hoe Lane, with another £3,000 spent in Yapton Lane on fixing pipes.