Claims water pipe outside McDonald’s breaks “every three weeks” – South London News

By Kiro Evans, Local Democracy Reporter

Thames Water has been slammed over claims a pipe bursts outside a Bexley McDonald’s “every three weeks”.

It was one of a number of criticisms aimed at the utility company, including complaints of unsolved leaks and responding with “nonsense” when concerns have been raised.

Thames Water fielded questions at Tuesday night’s places, overview and scrutiny committee, where Bexley councillors grilled the firm over issues raised by residents.

The company’s head of London water system planning, Simon Moore, answered questions virtually.

Councillor for Crayford, Geraldene Lucia-Hennis, spoke about a problem with pipes in her ward. She said: “You put all this nice pipework in 2016 but I would like to point out at least every three weeks we still get a burst main down outside McDonald’s outside the town hall site.

“It alternates between fresh water and sewerage, but it’s still happening, so whatever you done, I’m sorry, was not good enough.”

Mr Moore acknowledged that there may be a “performance issue” and said Thames Water would have to check it had their system operation correct.

Pictured top: Bexley Town Hall

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