Asset Renewal and Refurbishment
TVIDB has made provision for approximately £0.36m of capital asset renewal and refurbishment works this year. In 2014/15 a similar provision will be made.
Major schemes include:
Beckingham Pumping Station Replacement and Beckingham Marshes Water Level Management Strategy
The existing pumping station is reaching the end of its useful working life and is in need of replacement. The pump station serves a catchment of over 1,000 hectares which includes domestic properties, industry, a renowned local wetland site important for wading birds, and also a substantial area of valuable agricultural land.
The pumping station is being rebuilt to incorporate the very highest of flood protection delivered through a sustainable water level management regime.
The whole project should receive Government Flood Defence Grant in Aid.
Egmanton Village Flood Relief Scheme
Working in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and villagers TVIDB plans to carry out flood relief works for the village which suffered serious property and infrastructure flooding in 2007.
The work will benefit from local levy grant funding approved by the Environment Agency’s Regional Flood and Coastal Committee in January 2014.
Thurgaton Village Flood Relief Scheme
In 2007 and again in 2013 the village of Thurgaton suffered severe property and infrastructure flooding. TVIDB, in partnership with villagers and Nottinghamshire County Council, has investigated the causes and plans have been made to carry out further studies and to seek out long-term flood protection solutions.
TVIDB has approved plans to carry out improvement works in 2014 on smaller watercourses in the village which are an integral part of the village centre drainage network.
Lowdham Village Flood Relief Works
Lowdham village regularly suffers flooding from surface water and from overtopping of the Environment Agency maintained Cocker Beck.
TVIDB has ongoing plans to improve flows in their maintained Carr Dyke and Barn Drain watercourses that whilst improving day-to-day drainage will help with the future evacuation of flood water. This work commenced in 2013 with the replacement and upgrading of two culverts on Carr Dyke that serve the Tannery Drive area of the village.
Pumping Station Replacement and Refurbishment Strategy
TVIDB has an ongoing programme of refurbishment and replacement of pumping plant and electrical control equipment at all of its 18 pumping stations.
At present, there are ongoing works at Hams Dyke Pumping Station near Shelford and later this year planning will commence for the refurbishment of TVIDB’s largest pumping station at Torksey Lock.
Asset Management Strategy
The need for all works carried out by TVIDB within a needs-based approach to maintain the standards at pumping stations, major water control sites and on open and culverted watercourses. All TVIDB’s assets are subjected to regular inspections and condition assessments. The information this process provides is then used to inform TVIDB’s investment. This work is an ongoing process.