Customer: House of Keys Assembly for Castletown
Location: Castletown, the Isle of Man
Product: 0.9m Floodstop barrier

A dummy run of a new flood defence barrier in Castletown last Friday went well, said the town’s MHK, Richard Ronan.

He said it did its most important job: it reassured residents the department is on top of the problem. Castletown was badly flooded last year by high tides and storm surges. Preparations are being made for high tides forecast this weekend.

“I’m really pleased with it,” said Mr Ronan. “There is good liaison with the Department of Infrastructure works team and the commissioners’ works team for the commissioners taking responsibility for the temporary flood barrier. There is a lot of good input with residents of the affected areas. As a result drainage valves and the overflow into Athol Terrace is being looked at. Things are progressing at a good pace. We are in a better place than this time last year.”

Castletown on the Isle of Man suffered serious tidal flooding in 2002 and 2014 and the procurement of our 0.9m high Floodstop was a measure taken following these flood events. The Isle of Man is an island located of the west coast of England and is susceptible to flooding when strong winds and high tides combine.