No drainage system at flood risk village

Nettleden floods.
Nettleden floods.

NEIGHBOURS are campaigning for the first drainage system to be installed in a village that has been a flood risk for “more than 50 years”.

They have written to the Environment Agency, Thames Water and Dacorum Borough Council since 2003, but nothing has been done.

John Angel, of Nettleden Road, said: “When it’s really raining, the roads look like rivers. There’s nothing taking the water away from the village.”

Bob Collington, asset manager for Thames Water, said: “The reason Nettleden has not been put onto the sewerage network before now is that there have been more urgent non-sewered priorities to remedy in other areas of our network.

“We are absolutely happy to take a fresh look at the village with a view to possibly installing them onto our sewerage network.”

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