Following the heavy rainfall across the RBK in June 2016, there were additional areas highlighted to be at an increased risk of surface water flooding. To increase our understanding of these risks and to better manage them, we have introduced the use of water level measuring equipment. This equipment allows us to actively monitor Council drainage infrastructure as well as to better manage routine and reactive maintenance. These sensors and/or camera are located in crucial areas within the borough in order to monitor the water level in highway gullies or watercourses.
The current locations of the equipment within the borough are:
- Dennan Road: Both sensor and camera
- New Malden Bridge: Sensor
- Worcester Park Bridge: Sensor
Specific alert levels have been set by the Council so that we receive live updates when those levels are reached and can act accordingly. When flooding