Nightmare year but progress now being made to combat Crowle flooding
Flood victims in North Axholme say they are pleased with the progress being made to prevent their properties from flooding in the future.
Members of the public were invited to attend a meeting on flooding after the summer deluge that affected households in the Isle.
Representatives from the Environment Agency, North Lincolnshire Council, Severn Trent Water and other parties answered questions.
Residents from Lindum Grove said the regular meetings were a great idea and provided a lot of useful information.
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Jenny Hunter, of Lindum Grove, Crowle, has seen raw sewage flood her property numerous times this year.
She said: "Every time it rained, it used to be very stressful.
"I have been knee-deep in sewage because the problem got so bad in June.
"It has been a nightmare year but since we started having these meetings our properties have not flooded.
"The different groups have been working hard to stop flooding in Crowle and we have seen a difference.
"They always communicate with us and let us know what is going on.
"All the boards have worked closely together and we now have systems in place to try to stop future flooding."
Resident Neil Hunter said: "We cannot thank the different boards enough for what they have done for us.
"We have had good contact with the council, Severn Trent and the Environment Agency and they are tackling the problem well."
A joint survey is currently being undertaken by Severn Trent Water, North Lincolnshire Council and the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Water Level Management Board.
The project is surveying 54 properties in order to map out the area and calculate the problems.
It will finish in December and the results will be issued in January.
Zelia Lyne, sewerage manager at Severn Trent Water, said: "By working in conjunction with other groups we have made some positive changes to the area. There have been a lot of incidents that have proved difficult to solve but we are moving forward now and making changes.
"The progress is positive and we will continue to hold monthly meetings to update the public."
North Lincolnshire councillor John Briggs, cabinet member for asset management, culture and housing, said: "There have been all sorts of problems in this area but a lot of positive things are now happening.
"Not everything has been solved but we are all in it together and working in partnership to resolve the issues."