A £100,000 flood prevention project has been completed in Greenock.
The work which started in February, was carried out by Glasgow company TLC Contractors around the Newark Street area which has been a hotspot for flooding in several properties.
The project involved the installation of three alternative pumped non-return valves which will help to improve the areas waste water network.
Gary Caig, West Area Waste Water Assets manager, said: "Scottish Water is delighted to have completed this important project in Greenock.
"We take our responsibilities to deal with flooding issues very seriously and fully understand the disruption and inconvenience that any flooding can cause so we are sure that these improvements will be welcomed by all customers in the area.
"Scottish Water is committed to providing a first-class service to our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week and to ensuring that issues such as flooding are tackled so that people can enjoy a cleaner, fresher environment."
The Evening Times reported in January of a flood action plan to help the Inverclyde area, which is prone to flooding.
Heavy rain last November saw serious flooding affect Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow with thousands of pounds worth of damage to homes and businesses.
The overnight downpour also forced the closure of the A8, the main westbound route into the area.
Councillor Robert Moran and senior council officials met with the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson at the Scottish Parliament back in February to discuss the issue.
Additional work to improve drainage in the Bow Road area of the town has since been carried out to help alleviate flood risk to the West Station area.
The work also includes; new drainage and re-lining of existing drains in Greenock Cemetery, the installation of new drainage and gullies along Bow Road and carrier pipes laid in Iona Street and Rankin Street to tie in with a storm drain.
Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water regional community manager, was confident the recent work would provide a long-term solution to internal flooding problems.
He added: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused."