Short term solution found for Hughenden sewage flow

Bucks Free Press: Short term solution found for Hughenden sewage flow Short term solution found for Hughenden sewage flow

RESIDENTS have breathed a sigh of relief in Hughenden Valley after a short term solution has been found to relieve the problem of flooded drains.

Thames Water installed a pump outside the surgery yesterday in Valley Road, which has stopped diluted sewage flowing down the pavement outside homes.

The problems started on February 14, when manholes stated to overflow.

Although the pump has alleviated problems for Valley Road householders- people in Boss Lane were still having to cope with a sewage flow.

But it is hoped a meeting with a Thames Water boss this afternoon will solve this problem.

Resident David White said: "They have stopped our problem short term. But there is a long way to go yet.

"The issue won't go away."

He said they need to know as householders who to go to for recompense for the time and money spent, which isn't clear in legislation.

Cllr David Caroll is meeting the Thames Water boss, with a resident and chairman of the residents association.

The pump is diverting water under the road and into the stream.

He said: "At least we have got some action. There is a sigh of relief from everybody."

Cllr Carroll added about the meeting: "It is to talk not only about the short term but also the long term. We really don't want this to happen again."

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2:11pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

Any person with half a brain would have realised that removing the Major sewage works at Wycombe marsh and knocking it all down , was never going to work , The sewage from High Wycombe and the surrounding area travels in pipes to Wycombe Marsh and it is pumped through the hill to Little Marlow sewage works . The pumps can not keep up with the volume of effluent and as a consequence we have manholes lifting , and sewage leaking and polluting our rivers and streets to say nothing of peoples gardens and houses . More housing will be built and the situation will get worse , It is obvious its as plain as the nose on your face .
Any person with half a brain would have realised that removing the Major sewage works at Wycombe marsh and knocking it all down , was never going to work , The sewage from High Wycombe and the surrounding area travels in pipes to Wycombe Marsh and it is pumped through the hill to Little Marlow sewage works . The pumps can not keep up with the volume of effluent and as a consequence we have manholes lifting , and sewage leaking and polluting our rivers and streets to say nothing of peoples gardens and houses . More housing will be built and the situation will get worse , It is obvious its as plain as the nose on your face . Dickitdo
  • Score: 16

2:35pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

It is not a solution it is a disgrace , Thames Water are to pollute the rivers and streams in and around High Wycombe .How long before people start to become ill , will people get compensation for that ? Thames Water not fit for purpose !.
It is not a solution it is a disgrace , Thames Water are to pollute the rivers and streams in and around High Wycombe .How long before people start to become ill , will people get compensation for that ? Thames Water not fit for purpose !. Dickitdo
  • Score: 14

4:58pm Thu 6 Mar 14

katep says...

The unnamed resident at today's meeting with Thames Water is Mr Roger Hewitt.
Mr Hewitt, an engineer, made contact with, and had meetings with top level executives in the water industry in order to get an immediate solution to the plight of the residents.
It isn't a permanent solution to the plight of the residents affected by this appalling mess but at least the 89 year old man will not have to carry his soiled toilet paper on his stairlift to dispose of it, another resident won't have to to get up every 2 hours to man the pump and the kids won't have to walk through sewage to get to the bus stop
A brilliant result by Mr Hewitt who achieved this in a few short days while the headless chickens ran in circles.
The unnamed resident at today's meeting with Thames Water is Mr Roger Hewitt. Mr Hewitt, an engineer, made contact with, and had meetings with top level executives in the water industry in order to get an immediate solution to the plight of the residents. It isn't a permanent solution to the plight of the residents affected by this appalling mess but at least the 89 year old man will not have to carry his soiled toilet paper on his stairlift to dispose of it, another resident won't have to to get up every 2 hours to man the pump and the kids won't have to walk through sewage to get to the bus stop A brilliant result by Mr Hewitt who achieved this in a few short days while the headless chickens ran in circles. katep
  • Score: -11

12:27am Fri 7 Mar 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Dickitdo wrote:
It is not a solution it is a disgrace , Thames Water are to pollute the rivers and streams in and around High Wycombe .How long before people start to become ill , will people get compensation for that ? Thames Water not fit for purpose !.
Great idea to pump raw sewage into the waterways... a means to justify building more homes on flood plains as well. We are slowly turning into a third world country.
[quote][p][bold]Dickitdo[/bold] wrote: It is not a solution it is a disgrace , Thames Water are to pollute the rivers and streams in and around High Wycombe .How long before people start to become ill , will people get compensation for that ? Thames Water not fit for purpose !.[/p][/quote]Great idea to pump raw sewage into the waterways... a means to justify building more homes on flood plains as well. We are slowly turning into a third world country. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 5

7:15am Fri 7 Mar 14

Bookermum says...

Great, more sewage going into our rivers and stream's!! Just what we need in High Wycombe!!
Who will pay the clean up bill for this then??
And why is there no signs up on the rivers & streams saying that they are contaminated!!
Not good for anyone in the long term :(
Great, more sewage going into our rivers and stream's!! Just what we need in High Wycombe!! Who will pay the clean up bill for this then?? And why is there no signs up on the rivers & streams saying that they are contaminated!! Not good for anyone in the long term :( Bookermum
  • Score: 9

8:42pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

katep wrote:
The unnamed resident at today's meeting with Thames Water is Mr Roger Hewitt.
Mr Hewitt, an engineer, made contact with, and had meetings with top level executives in the water industry in order to get an immediate solution to the plight of the residents.
It isn't a permanent solution to the plight of the residents affected by this appalling mess but at least the 89 year old man will not have to carry his soiled toilet paper on his stairlift to dispose of it, another resident won't have to to get up every 2 hours to man the pump and the kids won't have to walk through sewage to get to the bus stop
A brilliant result by Mr Hewitt who achieved this in a few short days while the headless chickens ran in circles.
Maybe the gentleman in question did not want his name printed on here!. Did you bother to ask him ?.
[quote][p][bold]katep[/bold] wrote: The unnamed resident at today's meeting with Thames Water is Mr Roger Hewitt. Mr Hewitt, an engineer, made contact with, and had meetings with top level executives in the water industry in order to get an immediate solution to the plight of the residents. It isn't a permanent solution to the plight of the residents affected by this appalling mess but at least the 89 year old man will not have to carry his soiled toilet paper on his stairlift to dispose of it, another resident won't have to to get up every 2 hours to man the pump and the kids won't have to walk through sewage to get to the bus stop A brilliant result by Mr Hewitt who achieved this in a few short days while the headless chickens ran in circles.[/p][/quote]Maybe the gentleman in question did not want his name printed on here!. Did you bother to ask him ?. Dickitdo
  • Score: 11

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