A £1.9million pound scheme to tackle flooding in Llangoed has been completed one month ahead of schedule.

Welsh Water has finished the project which aims to reduce flooding in the waste network and will help protect the environment.

The work, which started in November last year, included increasing the size of some pipes and replacing parts of the waste network.

It was designed to increase the amount of water the system can handle during period of heavy rain which in turn will reduce the risk of flooding.

The work also included building underground storage tanks to help better control flows in the network during the rain.

Work was carried out at different locations in the Llangoed and Glan-yr-Afon area including the public carpark and the road that connects Glan-yr-Afon to Llangoed.

Welsh Water’s sub programme delivery manager Paul Dwyer said: “Our £1.9 million major investment in the Llangoed and Glan-yr-Afon area of Anglesey, reflects our commitment to providing all customers with a sewerage system that they can trust in as well as protecting the environment.

"The scheme in the area was a big scheme for us and included constructing two underground water storage tanks as well as replacing and installing new pipework in the area.”

Councillor Lewis Davies said: “It was a large, and much needed investment in the area to improve the wastewater network.

"With a number of new properties being built in the area the system couldn’t cope with the increase of the flows which resulted in problems for a number of homes.

“I would like to take this opportunity, to thank Welsh Water for this investment and the information events held in the village hall.

"The work was carried out superbly. Although it did cause some inconvenience, this was essential work for the whole community and an investment for the future.”

Welsh Water’s Paul Dwyer added; “We understand that our work here did cause some disruption, especially when we had to close roads to carry out the work, so we would like to thank residents in the area for their understanding and bearing with us while we carried out this essential work.”