Leak in London Road, Headington


On Saturday 19 February 2005 water was flooding up continuously from the Thames Water manhole on the London Road and running down the gutter of Kennett Road. It was obviously contaminated by sewage, but this didn’t seem to worry shoppers, who were walking through it. The sewer in question flows westwards past the top of Kennett Road and turns sharp left down Latimer Road.

Thames Water came out very quickly to solve the problem. A similar incident occurred a few months previously, and they are going to clean the section of the network causing this problem, as it is probably partially clogged up.

© Stephanie Jenkins


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