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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

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Enough is enough

August 24, 2004 12:00 AM

The latest sewage flood, courtesy of Thames Water, was the last straw for some residents in a street in Carshalton.

Tom Brake MP, whose office was deluged with calls from disgruntled residents, will be challenging Thames Water and the water regulator, Ofwat, to attend a meeting with residents in Carshalton.

Tom Brake explained, "For years, I have been receiving reassurances that the problem has been sorted. Yet it seems that every time there is a heavy downpour a new fault develops at their waste station. It is time Thames Water and Ofwat came to make a public apology for their failure to stop this offensive flooding and set out what action they will be taking to ensure it never happens again.

"Residents don't want a discount on their bills after each foul incident, they want peace of mind and the certainty that their gardens are safe when it rains."