Two more weeks of Tooting misery
Calum Fraser | South London Press & Mercury
Thames Water has apologised for the disruption in Tooting High Street but said that fixing the pipe is a complicated job because it is situated close to another large main.
Thames Water is already under criticism for the way it responded to last week’s water supply crisis which saw households with no water for up to five days.
The High Street is closed between the junctions with Garratt Lane, opposite Tooting Broadway station and the Blackshaw Road junction, toward Colliers Wood.
Transport for London (TfL) has 15 buses on diversion and has told people to check for updates before travelling.
Water surged down Tooting High Street last Wednesday after the 30-inch pipe burst.
Thames Water arrived within 15 minutes to stop the flow and the fire brigade used sandbags to limit water damage to buildings…(Read the full story)