Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Please try to help reduce amount of sewage flooding in Theale

Groundwater and sewage flooding is likely to continue for months, according to The Times.

We are experiencing various degrees of sewage flooding in most areas of Theale. All the sewage pumping stations in Theale are overloaded. Thames Water say that they cannot do anything about it until the amount of groundwater going into the sewers is much reduced. They have tried pumping the sewers out into tankers, but the sewers fill up as quickly as they are pumped out.

We can all help our neighbours by reducing the amount and impact of sewage flooding by:
  • Flushing the toilet only when absolutely necessary.
  • Only put washing machines and dishwashers on when you have a full load.
  • Try to put washing machines and dishwashers on late at night when loads on the sewer system are at their lowest.
If you experience sewage flooding, then please report it to Thames Water on 0845 920 0888. They have a legal obligation to report all instances.

Alan Macro
Councillor for Theale
West Berkshire Council

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