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mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill Road

Posted: Fri 17 Jun 2016 12:44 pm
by Itsastitchup
There have been many reports to Affinity water regarding the mains water spilling out of a drain at the bottom of Kingsway and flowing copiously over the Wadesmill Road. With the first report dating back 2 weeks or so ago , when it first started. Affinity say they are not responsible for the leak , as it is coming from a private water pipe within the boundary of Highmill flats . Affinity have issued an order to the owners/ service company of Highmill flats , with a 28 day window to resolve the problem. They didn't tell me the date it was issued , so I don't know when the time will be up. But , Im sure Im not alone in being horrified by the waste of fresh water . We are constantly being asked to conserve water , our children are taught at school to conserve water . And is this going to affect our water bills ?? Does anyone have any more information on this subject. And/ or know how the owners of High Mill Flats can be contacted in order to find out how long they intend to let this carry on ? Thanks

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Fri 17 Jun 2016 12:56 pm
by Whereaami
Total waste of water You would think that Affinity would have cut the supply to that pipe until such time as the owners repaired it, They must have been out to investigate to declare its not their problem.

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Sat 18 Jun 2016 7:50 am
by Mel
You're not alone, I have also complained to Affinity and been given the same answer so see how long it takes. Appalling waste of water.

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Mon 20 Jun 2016 12:32 pm
by Pat-H
If affinity aren't bothered I assume their is a meter so all that lost water is chargable.
In which case the residents could see a big hike in service charge to cover it.

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Tue 21 Jun 2016 11:27 am
by RCR1
Cant imagine how a pipe from an Affinity Water supply is connected to what appears from driving past to be a standard rainwater drain. I rang Affinity when it first started and I got transferred to Herts Highways who looked up their records and said it was theirs. Anyway its obviously not rainwater so things must have moved on. Would make a good Mercury headline, esp. as its flowing a little faster today when I splashed through just now.

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Thu 23 Jun 2016 9:35 am
by John_D
RCR1 wrote:Cant imagine how a pipe from an Affinity Water supply is connected to what appears from driving past to be a standard rainwater drain. I rang Affinity when it first started and I got transferred to Herts Highways who looked up their records and said it was theirs. Anyway its obviously not rainwater so things must have moved on. Would make a good Mercury headline, esp. as its flowing a little faster today when I splashed through just now.
As I understand it, the leak (fresh water) is within High Mill Flats, and having leaked, it is entering the drainage system........

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Wed 06 Jul 2016 10:22 am
by Northsider
I'm pleased to see there isn't any water flowing across the road - so it must have been fixed.

Re: mains water leak at junction of Kingsway and Wadesmill R

Posted: Thu 07 Jul 2016 9:31 am
by Pat-H
Northsider wrote:I'm pleased to see there isn't any water flowing across the road - so it must have been fixed.
Or they ran out of water...