The Saint-Paul suburb in Binche flooded once again despite the arrangements made by the City

The Saint-Paul suburb in Binche flooded once again despite the arrangements made by the City
The Saint-Paul suburb in Binche flooded once again despite the arrangements made by the City

It hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice that it has been raining since October. As the expression goes, we even have the impression that it has only rained once, continuously, for a very long time. Once again, this was the case this Tuesday evening, and not just a little, and several municipalities in Picardy Wallonia suffered from downpours falling from the sky.

This was also the case in Binche where, once again, the intersection between Faubourg Saint-Paul and rue aux Mourdreux took on water, as did the surroundings of the nearby academy.

However, for several years, the city of Binche has been stepping up measures to combat these floods. For the City, “investments and infrastructure proved their effectiveness this Tuesday. The retention valleys near Ravel in Waudrez which have just been completed have made it possible to retain more than 2,500 m3, the equivalent of an Olympic swimming pool. This device clearly made it possible to protect the city center from a probable flood. Following the heavy rains that occurred yesterday late afternoon, the pools were full.

Future improvement of drainage

Concerning the Faubourg Saint-Paul site, on the Academies site, “occasional improvements have been put in place by the City on the neighboring plot to avoid the risk of flooding. In addition, the Municipal Council voted on a file for the development of a drainage system between rue d’Hurtebise and rue Saint-Paul, in order to better capture water. Remember that this place is located below, at the foot of the ramparts and therefore in an area more at risk in terms of flooding. A file for the renovation of the drainage of rue de la Résistance is also being studied.”

Overflows and mudslides were also noted in Waudrez. “There, the systems were quickly saturated by the large quantities of water which overflowed onto the roads and sidewalks, caused by runoff from agricultural plots. The water was mainly taken up by the drainage systems. Fortunately, the cleaning of the ditches had been carried out in this area as well as the piping of the drainage which also made it possible to remove an obstruction on the pipe. And it is with satisfaction that we were able to observe the proper functioning of the infrastructures put in place, notably the restructuring and renovation of the water intakes on Avenue Prince Baudouin; the temporary immersion areas at rue de Lobbes, at Menu Bois; the stepped ditch at rue des Saules or the cofferdams at RAVel.”

Heavy rains affected the center of Binche.

Soon, it is planned to develop a ZIT at Voie Miclette and the ZIT at Chemin à Vaches is being finalized. Work continues to finalize the implementation of the works, and improve the situation on two points which remain difficult, rue de la Résistance and Faubourg Saint-Paul below the Académies.

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