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Church End ward Councillor Richard Hoskins says a problematic pipe needs to be fixed permanently
Thames Water has been urged to put an end to ongoing problems with leaks in George Lane.
The company was carrying out emergency repair work on a leaking water pipe near the junction with High Road last night and traffic disruption continued today as southbound lanes remained closed.
Church End ward Councillor Richard Hoskins said today the regular problems in the lane over recent years need to come to an end.
“I think it’s obvious it’s not a new bit of pipe,” he told the Guardian today.
“It’s so regular that they patch a bit and then later on another bit goes.
“The time has come that Thames Water sorted it out finally and properly so we don’t have these problems and interruptions regularly.
“They and us will be saved a lot of hassle.”
A Thames Water spokeswoman said the road is expected to fully reopen by 3pm.
“It’s the same area which suffered a leak in April,” the spokeswoman added.
“This is clearly frustrating for our customers and again we apologise for any inconvenience.”
Problems with pipes underneath the road have been frequent since December.
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