Black Rock

We’re spending £2 million to replace six pumps at our Black Rock site, Brighton.

Underground is a 40m shaft connected to a large storage tank that runs under the beach. Holding 150 million litres, and large enough to drive a double-decker bus through, it is used during heavy rain to take stormwater out of the sewer network.

The stormwater is then stored until the sewer levels reduce, protecting the city from flooding and preventing pollution of the beach.

Work to replace pumps started in 2017 and will continue into 2018. Visible activity slowed down at the beginning of the year but the scheme is still very much live.

On-site activity will ramp up again in the spring – in the meantime, we thank you for your patience.

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