Help reduce the floods taking place in Romford (RM7 8)

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Help reduce the floods taking place in Romford (RM7 8)

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Peter Smith started this petition to Thames Water and

We, the undersigned, are seeking improvement made to the drainage system that we have in this neighbourhood. It is affecting many houses as we get flash floods when there is heavy rain. Leading to (on occasions) water overflowing into the property. We call on Thames Water to:

  1. Add more drains on the side road that will connect to the main drainage system.
  2. Add some drains on the driveway at the rear of the houses to prevent water form gathering in our gardens.

London is outgrowing its drains and sewers. The combined sewer system originally built over 150 years ago by Joseph Bazalgette has served us well, but it was designed for a smaller, more permeable city. The combined challenges of London’s growing population, changing land uses and changing climate mean that if we continue to rely on our current drains and sewers, we face an increasing and potentially unacceptable risk of constant flooding.

This is currently affecting RM7 8NP which is currently a residential area used by over 20 people. But I can imagine that this is having an impact in the wider area of  RM7 8 impacting many more people. In the space of 3 months this area has been hit by 3 separate flash floods which were huge enough to overflow into some of the houses damaging what is on the inside. The water damage has been bad enough to where some individuals had to temporarily relocate as the house became uninhabitable. What is worrying to me is that these floods happen over the summer season so I can see things getting worse if solutions are not implemented as we go into the wet season.

Because of the London drainage infrastructure our drainage network is not coping in this area and needs some attention. The have suggested some short term solutions which I believe is something that can be quickly actioned rather than suggest a complete overhaul.

 

 

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