Latchingdon suffers another burst water main, with water flooding main road

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The water reached nearby Lawlinge Road The water reached nearby Lawlinge Road

Heavy lorries have been blamed for the latest burst water main on one of the main roads through the Dengie.

Burnham Road in Latchingdon lifted up to 2ft in some places last Friday afternoon, villagers claimed.

Residents said heavy lorries are adding to the problem.

An Essex & Suffolk Water spokesman said a 7ft water main burst at the junction of Buchanan Way and Burnham Road.

"A few dozen properties were without high quality drinking water supplies during the incident and Essex & Suffolk Water engineers delivered bottled water to homes and provided a standpipe for residents to use," he said. Emergency repair work was complete by the evening, but further work was required on additional sections of the pipe nearer the junction with Rectory Lane over the weekend.

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12:43pm Fri 4 Jul 14

fpercivalhall says...

Understandably the occupants of Latchingdon were upset by this, which has happend multiple times over the last few years. Latchingdons roads affect the wider population as well. Getting our son to Latchingdon school everyday and getting to work were made difficult for the villages past latchingdon as the waterboard shut the road for the entire week!. And they expect us to continue to pay their outrageous water bills! Enough said.
Understandably the occupants of Latchingdon were upset by this, which has happend multiple times over the last few years. Latchingdons roads affect the wider population as well. Getting our son to Latchingdon school everyday and getting to work were made difficult for the villages past latchingdon as the waterboard shut the road for the entire week!. And they expect us to continue to pay their outrageous water bills! Enough said. fpercivalhall
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