Water provider Thames Water has insisted that it will continue to investigate ongoing flooding problems in Stortford after heavy rain left roads in the area unable to be used for the second time in a week.
The section of road in question at the Parsonage Lane junction has been famous for succumbing to flooding during heavy rainfall for several years. However, in the last three years the problem has intensified and the issue has raised much debate on social media.
Many people were questioning how the flooding can keep happening, whilst others questioned what could be done to prevent it from happening in future. In October 2013, Thames Water said that it was working with highway contractors Ringway to attempt to find a solution to the problem. The company said that a section of the sewer had been thoroughly cleaned but as the problems were still apparent, further investigation was necessary. The provider said that it intended to carry out this further investigation by using CCTV cameras to monitor the problem.
In a statement, a spokesman for Thames Water said:
“We know our initial work to survey and clean the sewer hasn’t eased the flooding situation, so we suspect the problem lies with a blockage further along the pipe. Our investigations continue and we’re arranging for more surveys to take place.”
However, no date for the surveys to be conducted has been announced.