THE MS for Aberconwy, Janet Finch-Saunders has secured confirmation that a non-return valve (NRV) has been fitted and that Dŵr Cymru are also re-visiting the feasibility of fitting a second NRV in the highway following the recent flooding on Station Road in Deganwy.

Last month Mrs Janet Finch-Saunders undertook a site meeting with officials from Dŵr Cymru regarding the flooding experienced by residents on Station Road.

An investigation is also ongoing into flows passing forward at the sewerage pumping station.

The road was flooded on October 29 due to reported discharge from the sewer network.

An entrenched issue, the road previously experienced a number of flooding incidents throughout 2019 and 2020.

Mrs Finch-Saunders said: “With repeated instances of flooding occurring on Station Road, I have been pleased to work in collaboration with residents to push for proactive actions that will help to address this issue.

“Following the site meeting with officials in December, I am pleased that a number of the targeted actions promised have been carried out.

“Whilst I am told that the introduction of these NRVs offer no guarantee that they will stop the flooding, I have been informed that the works will help reduce the risks and ensure that the assets are operating to their optimal design.

“I very much welcome this positive progress, and can assure residents that I will be pursuing a further update from Welsh Water (Dŵr Cymru) in February.

“These flooding instances are potentially dangerous for residents and road users.

“With the CCRA3 Technical Report confirming that torrid storms are to become more likely as a result of global climate change, it is vital that preventative measures are introduced to lessen any flood risk.”

At the previous site meeting, officials from Conwy County Borough Council also committed to carrying out an assessment of the flooding hotspot, given that adaptation of the drainage system to provide additional gullies and a larger outfall could be considered.