Parish Council kicks up a stink over Main Street leak
The Parish Council is angry at a lack of action concerning a leak on Main Street still evident after several months. Foul water has been leaking out of a hole in the road near to Laurel Bank. The Parish Council asked Yorkshire Water to investigate and their inquiry ruled out a possible burst or leak on the water supply network and so their offices launched an investigation into the sewer network in the area. In December, they reported back that both the combined public sewer and the surface water public sewer were running clear with no defects but that highway gullies nearby were blocked which meant water was unable to escape.
Streetscene services, responsible for highway gullies, were requested to investigate and jetted the blocked drain in March and again in May. With no solution to the problem, their offices blamed the NR SC valve at the road junction which is the responsibility of Yorkshire Water or the drain outside Laurel Bank.
Angry at the book passing, the Parish Council has asked the Environment Agency to help and to order all parties to reach an agreemen on the cause of the problem and its solution.One possibility is that the problem may relate to pipework before it reaches the sewers in which case responsibility may come down to Laurel Bank homeowners. The Parish Council is concerned that the problem -which has already gone on for over six months -is resolved soon.
Breaking news - The parish council has been promised that the pipe work will be surveyed by underground camera within days (19 May)