Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Roy Perry, has welcomed news from Southern Water that the programme of sewer repairs in Penton Mewsey is nearing completion.
The programme to survey and seal the sewer network in the village to better manage groundwater infiltration during times of severe rainfall, has included sealing manholes and jetting, re-lining, sealing and repairing sewers.
Councillor Perry said: “While we will continue to press the Government for further funding to tackle flooding, it is encouraging to see that Southern Water is doing its bit in Penton Mewsey.”
“Different agencies and organisations are responsible for various aspects of flooding, and so effective partnership working and co-operation is critical if we are all to do the best we can to manage the impact of flooding in Hampshire and I have been impressed by the efforts by Southern Water.”
“By working together, and with local communities – and the community in Penton Mewsey was especially proactive, we know we can make a difference. Last winter demonstrated that by pulling together and being prepared, communities were better able to cope and recover quicker from the effects of flooding, and we will continue to build on this approach, to make Hampshire more resilient to the effects of severe weather.”
Southern Water is currently working with other authorities on the preparation of an Infiltration Reduction Plan for Penton Mewsey and Appleshaw.