Tuesday, 16 March 2010

£25million to combat West London flooding

News from the excellent MayorWatch blog which can only be a good thing for the Bush.

Homes in West London could soon be spared the problem of basements flooding with sewage after Thames Water committed itself to spending up to £25million over the next five years on measures to alleviate the issue.

The company says homes served by the Counter’s Creek sewer, which include properties in fashionable Chelsea, are suffering “a truly horrible experience” caused by the inability of Counter’s Creek, one of London’s historic “Lost Rivers” and the area’s main sewer, to cope with the demands of present-day London.

I'll always remember this meeting which the Council tried to present as a "let's get Thames Water" opportunity for residents. In the end they emerged smelling of roses while the Council had a rather different aroma in many resident's eyes.

Now read on

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