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Pedestrian underpass to become emergency pond for floodwater

A pedestrian underpass is to be turned into an emergency pond to hold hundreds of thousands of litres of floodwater threatening homes and businesses in south London.

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London underpass to become 'pond' for floodwater

A pedestrian underpass will be turned into an emergency pond to hold millions of litres of floodwater in south London.

A pedestrian underpass is to be turned into an emergency pond to hold millions of litres of floodwater

Croydon Council said that the Purley Cross underpass will be used to hold water pumped from around 400 under-threat local buildings, and to stop a water treatment works that supplies tens of thousands of homes from flooding.

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