Installation of new pumps gets underway at the Foss Barrier

The Press on 27th September reported the winching-out of the first of the old pumps from the Foss Barrier building, preparatory to installing the new Swedish-built pumps that will eventually increase capacity at the barrier from the previous 30 cubic metres of water per second (cumecs) to 50 cumecs.    The operation was witnessed by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom, who hailed the work at the Barrier and also stated that the Government is serious about using “upstream measures” to try and prevent flood waters reaching York and other cities in the first place.    The Press article can be found at: