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Pedestrians sprint past puddles as Thames Water fails to act

by chriswhite on 20/02/2013

Pedestrians this morning were literally sprinting past puddles as Thames Water continues to allow sewage to pour down London Road in St Albans.

Chris White commented: ‘Thames Water have been neglecting a defective manhole under the railway bridge for some time – despite repeated requests for action. Now they have allowed a second front to open up 50 metres further on.

‘The result is foul running water over hundreds of metres and roadside puddles. Those trying to get to work are having to pause and then sprint past the puddles in order to avoid being splashed from head to to toe.’

He added: ‘Thames Water’s arrogance over this matter is deplorable. I have repeatedly asked the county council to intervene but they are being treated with the same disdain as local residents. The county council should commence legal action against them.’

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