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Tull Way Flood Alleviation Scheme Blog

News and updates on the Tull Way Flood Alleviation Scheme in Thatcham

The Tull Way Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is a scheme to build a surface water retaining bund to significantly reduce the flood risk to over 250 properties to the south of Tull Way in Thatcham.

The flood storage reservoir will temporarily store up to 40,000m3 of flood water in a 1 in 100 chance per year flood, releasing it slowly to prevent flooding in Thatcham. As the volume is more than 25,000m3 of water, it comes under the Reservoirs Act 1975 and a Reservoir Panel Engineer is employed by West Berkshire Council as a third party checker on the design and construction, with further periodic checks once the reservoir is in operation. 

This scheme is one of three flood storage reservoirs to reduce flood risk in Thatcham, with Cold Ash having been built in 2014 and a third reservoir at Floral Way planned for construction in 2018.

pdf icon You can view the design drawing for the scheme online [1Mb].

We'll upload news and weekly updates here as the scheme progresses.

For any questions, comments or further information, get in touch with the Highways Projects Team.

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Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 27

Written on: 20-12-2017

This week we had landscaping and fencing contractors start on site. You can now see the planted vegetation and fencing along the outside perimeter of the bund.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

planted vegetation
planted vegetation
Timber fencing
Timber fencing

Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 26

Written on: 13-12-2017

Completion of Spillway

This week we completed spillway works such as grasscrete, kerbing and erosion protection matting. The type of the spillway used here is an overflow channel, which will release water when the water rises above the spillway level.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

 

  

 


Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 25

Written on: 7-12-2017

This week we installed penstock to the control structure which is a gate valve to control the water flow out of the structure.

We are now almost finished with removal of excess soil from the site. The temporary access track and road sweeper (in action below) is continuing to keep the road clean.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

Penstock photo 1
Penstock photo 1
Penstock photo 2
Penstock photo 2
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Muck away works 1 171129
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Muck away works 2 171129

 


Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 24

Written on: 28-11-2017

This week we started installing trash screen for the control structure.

We have also installed temporary access track which has significantly reduced mud on the road from site clearance.

Last Saturday we had drone aerial video and images taken for the scheme. You can watch the video below.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

temp trackway
temp trackway
trash screen installation
trash screen installation

Tull Way FAS Update - End of Week 23

Written on: 20-11-2017

This week we carried out pilot holes on the control structure for the trash screen installation.

We also began kerbing and edging works for the access track. Starting from the eastern access location, it will follow the access the track to join the western access point.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

Trash screen pilot holes
Trash screen pilot holes
Kerbing and edging
Kerbing and edging