Gardens flooded with sewage as pipe bursts

Thames Water

Thames Water

First published in News

A road in Kidlington was shut after a sewage pipe burst, flooding the road and gardens.

Thames Water said they were hoping to fix the pipe and re-open Cherwell Avenue this morning.

Neighbours said they first noticed sewage appearing on Friday.

Great grandmother-of-three Brenda Williams, 85, of Cherwell Avenue, said it was the third time in 12 months sewage had flooded her garden.

Thames Water spokeswoman Sarah Sharpe said officers had been trying to repair the pipe since 4am on Saturday, but flooding from the River Cherwell had got into the pipes, delaying work.

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9:45am Mon 6 Jan 14

Myron Blatz says...

Don't worry Mrs Williams, just take Thames Water to Court and 'sewer' the company for gross ineptitude! If more people would jointly take-on private utility companies, then companies like Thames Water would be forced to9 clean-up its act, and start putting customers first, not ever-greedier shareholders, with majority shareholders not being 'ordinary people' but institutions and pension funds.
Don't worry Mrs Williams, just take Thames Water to Court and 'sewer' the company for gross ineptitude! If more people would jointly take-on private utility companies, then companies like Thames Water would be forced to9 clean-up its act, and start putting customers first, not ever-greedier shareholders, with majority shareholders not being 'ordinary people' but institutions and pension funds. Myron Blatz
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