Groundwater Flooding Can Be An Issue In Warminster

Monday 23rd December 2019:

Warminster Town Council have issued the following notice about groundwater flooding ~

Groundwater flooding can be an issue in Warminster. Groundwater levels in parts of Wiltshire are currently higher than average for this time of year, and although there is not expected to be an immediate risk of groundwater flooding, it is important that people are prepared.

Groundwater flooding can cause significant damage to property. It is difficult to predict when and where groundwater flooding will occur, but Warminster Town Council works with the Environment Agency and Wiltshire Council and its volunteer flood wardens to ensure Warminster is as resilient as possible when dealing with potential flooding.

It is important that people are prepared, so they know what to do in the event of a flood, and that they are signed up for Environment Agency flood alerts. Anyone in groundwater flood risk areas should be wary of an increased risk of flooding in Warminster this winter.

Warminster Town Council has a supply gel-sacks (an alternative to sandbags, that swell up after contact with water) that it can issue to residents in an emergency. Warminster’s flood plan is available on the Town Council website, as are contact details for Warminster’s and volunteer flood wardens.

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