|Ms Davidson said: “Surface water reduction will, among other things, reduce spills from combined sewer overflows to the Loughor Estuary and reduce the likelihood of flooding during extreme storms.” The modelling exercise is due for completion early next year. To date, she said, more than 60 individual engineering schemes have been identified where a reduction in surface water entering the combined sewerage system can be achieved.
Ms Griffith said: “I look forward to seeing the completed modelling early in 2011, but the challenge then will be to take the necessary action and make the necessary investment to make a significant difference. As the minister says in her letter, the aim must be not simply to prevent any further overloading of the sewerage system by new development, but also to make real reductions in the current volumes in the sewerage system to reduce the number of sewage spills into the Burry Inlet.
“There is still an enormous amount to do to prevent people’s homes flooding and reduce sewage spills, and I will be pressing for continued work and investment.”