The Counters Creek flood alleviation scheme in fact comprised one large tunnel project and several smaller sewerage schemes which were together intended to
alleviate the flooding of the basements of some 2,000 properties. The cost of the scheme was estimated in January 2013 as being approximately £230m to £310m.
Working as part of the team, our member of staff provided engineering experience to
ensure that the schemes proposed were realistic and avoided risks where possible and that the residual risks were fully understood by the rest of the
team and especially the cost estimator. This was immediately prior to the submission of the project to OFWAT for their consideration.
We understand that OFWAT decided that the scheme as proposed was not cost effective, so the original scheme has been 'parked' although some smaller work
was proposed in the catchment.
Please see our Sewerage Design page for further information.