Since yesterday, several constituents have made me aware of flooding issues in Thorpe. Following rising water levels, water contaminated with sewage is affecting some properties, causing damage and distress to residents. My team and I have been liaising with Thames Water at all levels to investigate the specific cause and when this can be expected to be sorted. I have been told that there is no sewage blockage but that there is a large amount of water in the system causing hydraulic overload.
Thames Water are sending further personnel out today to investigate sites up and down the line for further problems. I will continue to support constituents affected and press for urgent action until this has been sorted.
Local residents have also communicated their concern that with the saturated roads and pavement in the current freezing conditions, the situation may become dangerous for cars and pedestrians. I have contacted the Borough Commander for Runnymede to ensure Surrey Police are aware of this, as well as our two local councils. If you are driving or walking through Thorpe Village, please be aware of potential ice or water hazards and take care.
Many areas of the constituency are at a heightened risk of sewage flooding due to our high water table and proximity to the Thames. If you know of any other areas affected please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a telephone number you can be contacted on. All information regarding this flooding is vital and I will take forward this information with Thames Water to ensure this situation is concluded as soon as possible. I will also be inviting Thames Water to join me at the site this week to further see and discuss the situation.
You can also find further contact details for flooding issues on my website at: https://www.drbenspencer.org.uk/flooding-contact-information