Thursday, 18 June 2015

Uxbridge Road Flooded as Contractors Puncture Water Pipes AGAIN

Don't forget your canoe
Unbelievably, the contractors who have been digging up the Uxbridge Road lately have managed to puncture and break open the water supply to much of Shepherd's Bush - for the second time in six weeks, once again turning our neighbourhood into a shallow lake.  Perhaps they can't tell the difference between a gas line and a water pipe? If so, whoever is doing the work should be out on their ear and looking for a new job.

Official Thames Water map of the leak
The official Thames Water website says that they are aware of the problem and are trying to fix it. Which is somewhat reassuring - but not especially helpful. When will the water supply come back? When we rang them last night to try and get a time estimate on repairs, they couldn't offer any help at all. A day? A week? A month? - no guidance at all.

But the real question is - how could this happen for the second time in less than two months? And why are they still digging up the same bit of road anyway?

Time for new contractors, surely.


The Bush Telegraph offers a personal view on life in Shepherd's Bush. To read our interview with Conservative candidate Charlie Dewhirst, follow this link. And to read our interview with incumbent Labour MP Andy Slaughter, click here. Read about the Campaign to Save Hammersmith Park, find out about our new Farmer's Market, see what's on at The Bush Theatre, find out the latest news on the future of Shepherd's Bush Market, and the Council's plans to upgrade the Goldhawk Road and the Uxbridge Road.

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