Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Repair to water main at Mitcham Lane/ Ambleside Avenue and possible temporary loss of water

There has been leak from a water main at the corner of Ambleside Avenue and Mitcham Lane with gallons of water running down the road for over two weeks now.

We contacted Thames Water on the 26th February and asked them to fix it. Since then it has got progressively worse and we have continued to push for its repair. A number of local people have experienced a drop in water pressure.

We are pleased to report that we spoke to Thames Water today and they have finally commissioned a contractor to repair the leak over the next few days. This may mean a period when people's water supply in the area is turned off.

We also discovered that Thames Water is about to launch a new service whereby people can be notified by text message about potential interruptions to the water supply. If you have a Thames Water online account you can register your mobile number there. Alternatively you can call them on 0800 714 614 and ask to be added to the service.

There have been a number of leaks at the corner of Ambleside Avenue and Mitcham Lane and we have asked Thames Water to find a more permanent solution to prevent this happening again.

[Update 20/3/13 This has now been fixed. We spoke to the contractors and while they were fixing one leak, another leak began, so they replaced a large section of the water main ]

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