South London Flood Sensor Tech
Sutton and Kingston introduce an early warning system designed to help deal with future flooding.
18:40 20 May 2021
South London councils in Sutton and Kingston have partnered with flooding tech provider Aquasition to help deal with future flooding in their boroughs.
The scheme, which will see the introduction of an early warning system that relies on sophisticated sensors, is part of the South London Partnership Innovate Project that aims to help authorities mitigate the impact of floods in the region.
A spokesperson for Sutton council said: "The sensors to be installed, which, along with an email early warning notification, will allow both councils to monitor rising water levels and alert our drainage contractors to respond to any surface water flooding,"
"The areas within Kingston Town Centre that will benefit from this scheme include Richmond Road Bridge, Seven Kings Way, Kingston Road Bridge, London Road, Coombe Road Bridge and Queen Elizabeth Road," they added.
Councillor Tim Cobbett, Deputy Leader of Kingston Council, said: "These measures will provide much needed confidence to local businesses that the council has put in measures to reduce the risk of road closure disruption caused by surface water flooding.
"It will allow the council to provide members and major stakeholders with an early warning of any disruption that may occur at these hotspot areas."