Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fears of sewage in water

WOKINGHAM Borough Council has issued a warning to more than 60 homes in Wargrave and Charvil that sewage could have leaked into their private water supplies. Residents are being urged to boil their tapwater before drinking it or to buy bottled water. A council spokesman said: “We have written to a number of properties that we know have a private water supply and which may have been affected by flood water. This letter was sent as a precaution. We have been carrying out further water sampling but it will be a few days before we receive any results from the laboratory. The mains water supply from Thames Water has not been affected.”

RESIDENTS and businesses in Wargrave have been clearing up after the floods.

Homes and offices throughout the the village were flooded when the River Thames burst its banks earlier this month.

Loddon Drive was cut off after the road was submerged in up to 4ft of water. One resident’s car was washed five metres down the road where it crashed into a fence.

Christine Hopcroft, who lives in Loddon Drive with her partner Luke, said: “We were canoeing in and out for a week and luckily it was big enough for us to take stuff in and out of the house.

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