Saturday, 24 June 2017

Floods bring back sewage

RESIDENTS of Mill End are angry at having to live with raw sewage outside their homes due to the floods.

The problem has been caused by the Hambleden pumping station breaking down after being inundated with water — for the second winter running.

It is just the latest in a series of failures which residents say Thames Water has failed to deal with properly.

A similar problem has occurred at the Thames Water treatment work near Swiss Farm, which is threatening to affect Temple Island Meadows, a site of special scientific interest.

Floodwater outside flats at the Malthouse in Mill End has been contaminated by sewage since the pumping station failed last month. The effluent has also been flowing into the River Thames.

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