Fraddon Is Leaking

The pipes on Parka Road, Fraddon are not fit for purpose. For everyone living on Parka Road and the joining areas their water supply is at risk.  Over the last year we have experienced numerous burst and leaks. Here is a list going backwards:

23/24-8-19 midnight, break in end of Parka Rd., water main, roundabout.
23-8-19  main water pipe brook again in same place as replacement
15-8-19  main water pipe broke
22/23-7-19  in night break took out most of the road.
28-1-19 main water break

The pipes needs replacing, the issue is getting worst. And it is only a matter of time before we have a serious break that could cause serious damage, and leave us without drinking water. 

Cormac have stated:

"South West Water have advised that the water main has been identified for capital improvement. The recent series of bursts and associated reinstatement costs have only strengthened the case for its replacement. South West Water will be progressing this main for capital funding in the next financial year 2020 – 21."

This is not soon enough, we need it fixed now, it could be years before the work is done if we do nothing. In this time bursts will keep happening, causing people to be without drinking water, contamination, Traffic congestion and dangerous roads. The Parish Council recently declared a climate emergency, and having clean drinking water going to waste would contravene that.

Our MP Steve Double has agreed that replacement needs to happen, the Parish Council agrees it needs to happen, our Cornwall Councillor agrees it needs to happen, even SWW themselves agree. So why is nothing happening? Because we aren't making our voices heard. If we push for action as a united community, we will be heard, and we can get this sorted! We deserve clean drinking water and a safe community, so join me in sending a message to them to get this done for us! Drinking water is our human right!

So sign and share our petition now:


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