Wilton Flood Defences put to the test

Customer: The Environment Agency
Location: Wiltshire
Product: 0.5m Floodstop barrier

Floodstop flood barriers have been tested in Wilton, Salisbury – ensuring the town is ready to deploy them during times of flood risk.

Wilton Town Council Members and the Environment Agency came together to test the deployment of temporary flood defences for Crow Lane on September 30.

Many properties on Crow Lane and North Street were prevented from flooding back 2014 due to the actions of the flood warden and town council who constructed a 20m sandbag wall to stop the water.

Following the flooding the Environment Agency started a joint project with Wilton Town Council, Wiltshire Council and the local community to use demountable defences rather than sandbags in the future.

Aysha Musson, the asset performance engineer for the Environment Agency, said: “This was a great opportunity for the community to test the deployment of the defences whilst also testing the response of the Environment Agency and local Town Council Volunteers. The day was a great success and the exercise has helped us to ensure the process is as efficient as possible to reduce flood risk to Crow Lane and North Street.” Source: Salisbury Journal. 12th October 2015

We are pleased that Wilton now has an easy to deploy, effective flood prevention method. Our 0.5m high Floodstop system can be rapidly deployed by one person.


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