A power supply in place to sort out the floodwater at the Ynys

A power supply in place to sort out the floodwater at the Ynys

The continual flooding at the Ynys closing a public Right of Way and National Cycle route is well documented only a few days ago this was posted on Twitter or X again describing the lack of commitment by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to keep the footpath open.

“This is totally unacceptable. The money wasted here is coming out of taxpayer’s pockets.”

The image above by John Williams

I believe the excuse was no electricity to a new pole erected to feed even more new costly water pumps that have a short lifespan because they rust up due to the amount of Iron in the surface water they pump.

As the excuse was no power supply to sort out the floodwater AberdareOnline contacted National Grid who are responsible for providing a power line to the pole.

Chief Executive

National Grid Electricity Distribution

27th January 2024

Ref: New electric supply to feed water pumps at the Ynys Fields Aberdare for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

Please can you provide an update when National Grid will provide a supply to a pole so that water pumps can relieve floodwater at this point to reopen a Public Right of Way?

The local council are waiting for you Western Power to connect.


The response from National Grid on the 29 January

Thanks for getting in touch. We’ve passed on your enquiry to the local team.

National Grid local team response today 30 January

In response to your enquiry, we can confirm that the connection to our electricity distribution network was made live on 18 December.

So the power supply was there in December

But why is the council not using solar power to pump water from any remote location without needing access to electricity?

Even if there was no power supply the council could have used a diesel pump in the short term they have done it before so much for our local labour councillors pushing the council to get this Right of Way and National Cycle route open, they are just not interested because a safe labour seat needn’t do anything because the public will keep voting for them.

Flooding at the Ynys underpass Aberdare is pumping a permanent answer?

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