West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper met with senior figures from United Utilities in Parliament, to discuss the company’s investment programme.
The event was an opportunity for the MP to meet with the company that plays a key role in flood management across the constituency.
Management of the sewage network is a vital part of the flooding and drainage picture here in West Lancashire, and needs investment if it is to fulfil its role in the prevention of future flooding issues.
Rosie Cooper MP commented:
“After having met locally with United Utilities earlier this year, I was encouraged by the work already being done. I wanted to meet with them in Parliament to gain a better understanding of where West Lancashire fits in their wider investment programme.
“I of course welcome the planned £6billion investment into the North West by 2020, but I’ll be pushing to make sure the money is spent in the right areas. West Lancashire was devastated by floods and continues to be affected 18 months later, as homes and businesses rebuild from the ground up.
“We know from reports we are at capacity in Burscough when it comes to the sewage network and with the increasing numbers of houses being built in the area, significant investment will be needed as a priority if we are to cope.
“What I have always called for is a proactive approach to providing effective flood resistance and water management.”