Council to spend £120,000 on new equipment to protect against flooding
East Riding Council is to spend £120,000 on new equipment to help those hit by the recent floods.
The authority plans to purchase six trailer-mounted pumps and around 25 submersible pumps for those affected by flooding.
The new equipment will cost around £120,000 and will see one-trailer mounted pump stationed at each of the council's six depots to allow for quicker responses to flooding in the county.
Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services at East Riding Council, said: "The council takes the issue of flooding very seriously and is committed to doing all it can to reduce the risk of flooding in the East Riding and strengthen its response when incidents occur.
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"As well as investing in more than 100 flood alleviation schemes over recent years, the council has also purchased new gully tankers and the addition of pumping equipment at its six depots will mean that the council can provide an even more robust response."
The equipment is expected to be ready for early May.
A spokesman added: "Until then, the council will continue to work closely with its partners to access pumping equipment and also hire where and when necessary."