Emergency repairs in Little Wakering causing concern

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EMERGENCY repairs being carried out by Anglian Water in Little Wakering are causing residents concern.

Kimberley Road has had scores of tankers called in to repair a pumping station after heavy rain flooded the sewers.

The tankers are working day and night to pump out the water.

David Griffiths, of Kimberly Road, said: “It’s been a nightmare.

I live right opposite the pumping station and the tankers have been coming up and down the road all day and night for the past eight days.

“I’ve asked to be moved out of my home because I can’t get any sleep at night.”

A spokesman from Anglian Water said: “We’re sorry for any disturbance caused by our emergency pumping operation. If we didn’t carry out this vital work, it’s highly likely homes and gardens in the village would flood.

“The emergency tankering is needed because floodwater is getting into the sewers after recent heavy rain. These sewers are only designed to carry waste water from people’s homes.

“Once the water levels subside, we will carry out an investigation to try to find the problem, and plan how we’ll fix it.”

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3:21pm Mon 10 Feb 14

the25man says...

What a selfish bloke. If the tankers weren't there sounds like he would be complaining about his house being flooded then he would have more sleepless nights
What a selfish bloke. If the tankers weren't there sounds like he would be complaining about his house being flooded then he would have more sleepless nights the25man
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3:55pm Mon 10 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

it seems some people whine on when it rains alot, and then whine some more if anyone tries to do anything about it.... stick some cotton wool in yer ears and man up......
it seems some people whine on when it rains alot, and then whine some more if anyone tries to do anything about it.... stick some cotton wool in yer ears and man up...... pembury53
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Would the whingers rather Anglian Water weren't taking any action then?
Would the whingers rather Anglian Water weren't taking any action then? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 6

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