A £250,00 investment is being made to combat sewer flooding in Honley.
A dozen properties are set to benefit from the scheme by Yorkshire Water and engineering company Barhale WSP, which aims to stop overflows which have affected the area.
A tank capable of holding more than 200,000 litres of water will be installed under a section of Far Banks.
The work will see some disruption as the road is closed between numbers 36 to 48 for safety reasons. Pedestrian and residents’ access will be retained but there will be a small reduction in parking spaces.
The work is part of a £120m investment in sewers, which can currently become overloaded at times of heavy rainfall.
As of today work will begin to install the storage tank and pumps which will collect storm water, and a new section will be created to transfer flows from the tank to the sewer. The work should take until March.
Den Tansey, of Yorkshire Water, said: “We believe, like our customers, that sewer flooding is unacceptable.
“While we can’t tackle the problem by ourselves, this latest investment underlines our continuing commitment to playing our part in helping to reduce the risk of sewer flooding.”