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Smart drain sensors in Wanstead to boost resilience to flooding

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Drain sensors have been installed in flood-prone parts of the borough to create a smart drainage system that monitors gully drains for blockages.

Nearly 100 sensors have been put in place across Redbridge, with 46 in the Wanstead and Woodford area, including one on Wanstead High Street. “Providing real-time data and alerts to identify potential problem drains, the sensors enable us to react quickly to blockages or rising water levels, helping to reduce the risk of flooding,” said a Redbridge Council spokesperson.