Moray Council to offer residents flood protection products at cost price

Elgin, Moray

MORAY Council has approved plans to provide flood protection measures at cost price to residents.

The move will see the local authority buy a stock of protective products to offer to locals at risk of flooding at a cost price.

It estimates that such costs can be around £1,300 when buying directly from suppliers, with the new scheme billed as allowing for up to 15-20% in savings. Products available would include flood gates, vent guards and Floodsaxs.

Vice-chair of Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure services committee, Councillor Theresa Coull, said, “Spending £20,000 initially on this is a drop in the ocean compared to the potential cost of future flooding events and supporting our residents to protect their property is a priority for the council.

“I would encourage residents in properties at risk of flooding to purchase these products from the council when they become available and are offered next year.”