United Utilities is planning on investing £2.5m to improve the water quality in an area of Bury.

Residents in Sunny Bank are being invited to a consultation event to find out more about the improvements of the water quality of Parr Brook and the River Roch by reducing the number of times a storm overflow operates in the area.

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Water supplier United Utilities is proposing to build a new underground storage tank on land next to Glendale Avenue and Sunny Bank Road.

The new storm tank will hold 500,000 litres and help reduce the number of times the storm overflow operates during periods of heavy rainfall.

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Work is expected to start at the site in October and end in Summer next year.

Members of the public can find out more about the plans on Wednesday, September 13 between 4pm and 7.30pm at Sunnybank Community Centre.

During the last two years, United Utilities has reduced storm overflow operations by almost 40 per cent.

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The company has also been granted approval to make an early start on £1.5bn of investment which means that similar storm water storage projects across the region can get underway before 2025.

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