The South London Circular is still closed after a sewer collapsed on Friday the 13th of August. The sewer in question is on London Road in Forrest Hill near the Forest Hill Sainsbury’s store.

Thames Water is carrying out repairs to the sewer, including rebuilding of a section of the sewer. The road is currently closed between Dartmouth Road and Sydenham Hill and a diversion is in place. Drivers have been warned to expect severe delays because of the ongoing repair work.

A spokesperson for Thames Water stated:

“The rebuild of this section of sewer is expected to take about two weeks.

“We are really sorry for the inconvenience this is causing road-users.”

Sewer and drain problems can have severe consequences for those of us that live in a big city like London. However, daily life must go on while the repairs are carried out.

Drainage problems in London are not confined to public sewer systems either. The drains that leave your property are your responsibility until they reach the public sewer system. For this reason it’s important that they are checked on a regular basis by a professional drain maintenance expert, so problems can be located and rectified quickly.

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