Ipswich: Solution now in sight for flood-hit residents
ipswich: Families who have suffered for years because of flooding in their homes can breathe a sigh of relief after a water company took steps to solve the problem.
People living in Daimler Road, on the edge of the Whitehouse estate, have endured regular flooding during heavy rainfall, with raw sewage flowing back into their properties that were built about ten years ago.
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter worked with residents and Anglian Water managing director Peter Simpson to find a three-point plan of action.
Dr Poulter said: “Daimler Road residents have suffered years of misery as a result of the flash flooding and raw sewage flowing into their homes during bouts of heavy rainfall. They deserve a comprehensive, permanent solution to be found.
“For some time I have been working with Anglian Water and the residents in Daimler Road to ensure that action is taken on this longstanding problem, and welcome news the water company will now put in place further short-term measures, including non-return valves and retractable flood barriers, to address the flooding, whilst setting up a water survey as part of steps to identify a long-term solution.
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“The survey will be carried out over six months and will help to identify if surface water is flowing from the nearby Whitehouse industrial estate into residential areas.”
Dr Poulter said although progress has been made he will be holding another meeting with Anglian Water when the water survey is complete next spring to look at what further actions can be taken.
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