Review for Suffolk flood spot

ANGLIAN Water is looking at ways to review a drainage area study carried out in 1999 as the company tries to help solve flooding problems in Leiston.Residents met with officials from a range of organisations including Anglian Water and Suffolk County Council's highways department in December to discuss problems in the Valley Road area.

ANGLIAN Water is looking at ways to review a drainage area study carried out in 1999 as the company tries to help solve flooding problems in Leiston.

Residents met with officials from a range of organisations including Anglian Water and Suffolk County Council's highways department in December to discuss problems in the Valley Road area.

A number of residents' homes were flooded during heavy rainfall last October. One resident was so concerned about the problem, she bricked up the bottom part of her front door in a bid to prevent any future flood water getting in.

Anglian Water said it had already carried out a CCTV survey on Valley road and found the sewerage system was in full working order.

A spokeswoman said: "It was established that the main cause of the problem was the run off from agricultural land and therefore is an issue for the Environment Agency, Anglian Water, the Highways Authority and the surrounding landowners.

"Anglian Water has agreed to carry out maintenance on the network to help a number of localised flooding incidents. This will involve inspecting sewers from the southwest corner of the junction of Victory Road, Cross Street and Haylings Road, into Cross Street and all the way through to Sizewell Road."

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The spokeswoman added that the company had agreed to continue working with the other agencies "to reduce the risk of serious flooding".

Leiston town council is due to consider the flooding issue when it meets today.

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