Thames Water takes four days to repair Richmond water leak

A water leak in Richmond town centre has taken four days to repair.

The leak outside McDonald’s, in the Quadrant, was reported by Richmond bus driver Andrew Lewis on Friday, June 15, but it was not until Tuesday, June 19, that Thames Water was able to repair it.

Thames Water said: “We were out on site on Tuesday night repairing this pipe.

“It is very important to us to repair all leaks as soon as possible but we have to prioritise the biggest ones first.”

Mr Lewis, 52, of Meadlands Drive, said he was shocked it had taken so long to repair.

He said: “The amount of water they must have been wasting is unbelievable. We [were in a drought recently] and they are wasting all this water.

“I just think it is unacceptable that they can get away with this for four days.”

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9:47pm Thu 21 Jun 12

PhillipTaylor says...

It is pretty quick after the months it took to repair the leak on Church Road so I suppose we should all be grateful!

Phillip Taylor
It is pretty quick after the months it took to repair the leak on Church Road so I suppose we should all be grateful! Phillip Taylor PhillipTaylor
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4:31am Fri 22 Jun 12

EdwinaWaugh says...

The Water Company can always dump the bill on the public.
The Water Company can always dump the bill on the public. EdwinaWaugh
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