Water Board to invest up to 15 million extra to prevent potential flooding

In the next four years, Waterschap De Dommel is going to invest between 10 and 15 million euro extra in order to prevent potential flooding. This decision was made as a result of the changing climate and exceptionally high rainfall in June last year, which caused flooding in the region.

The water board has set up a action plan which contains 24 concrete regulations. The situation is, according to the water board’s chairman, Peter Glas, not only urgent, but acute. He says such extreme weather conditions, as were experienced last year, are a clear warning sign that De Dommel must continue investing in the water system.

Glas added that the water system should be able to withstand both extreme wet and dry conditions. The focus is on, among other things,more areas for water and greater control over the water system.

The chairman is of the opinion that the responsibility does not only lie with the water board, but also with the councils, community and businesses.

Source: studio040

Translator: Melinda

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