Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Selfish Act Leads to Weeks of Disruption
A rogue builder has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and weeks of inconvenience to Londoners by dumping ten metres of concrete into a sewer.
Residents and motorists in Peckham, south London, face weeks of delays and disruption, as workers from Thames Water are faced with clearing up the mess made by one irresponsible builder.
It appears that the cowboy trader simply decided to dump a huge load of unwanted concrete down the drain, leaving council and utilities workers with the unenviable task of clearing up his mess.
Ordinary blockages, such as those caused by build ups of tissue or human waste, can usually be cleared using specialist drain jetting
equipment by drain cleaning experts. However, in this case, the concrete had set by the time its presence was discovered, leading to a more complicated and expensive problem.
Pipe Completely Destroyed
Workmen will have no choice but to extract and replace the pipe, which has been completely destroyed by this insane act.
Stuart White is a spokesman for Thames Water. He confirmed that the concrete has set solid in the pipe, leaving no alternative but to replace it with a new one. He remarked: “This is very frustrating, a complete waste of our time and money. It is not the first time damage has been caused by people pouring concrete into our sewers.”
He vowed that when the problem has been fixed, Thames Water will use all the methods at its disposal to conduct a full investigation and reclaim the repair costs from the responsible party.
Mr White also took the opportunity to remind members of the public to avoid putting anything other than water, human waste and toilet roll into the sewer system and to bin anything and