|Posted on Friday, 17 September, 2004 - 11:34 am: |
Has anyone noticed a drop in Water pressure in Forest hill area or shall I call a plumber?
|Posted on Friday, 17 September, 2004 - 11:41 am: |
Yes - since a couple of days ago. I think it has something to do with the roadworks near Sydenham Rise.
|Posted on Friday, 17 September, 2004 - 01:05 pm: |
Great! That's all I wanted to know. For the past two days indeed.
Thanks! You've saved me about £35!!
|Posted on Friday, 17 September, 2004 - 01:54 pm: |
You know a plumber that'll only charge £35?!
|Posted on Friday, 17 September, 2004 - 02:33 pm: |
Our water pressure is always terrible. We had Thames water come to check it and they said the minimum pressure they had to supply was 1.5 bar - he then got out his meter and amazingly it was exactly 1.5. One of their contractors them came to replace some piping for us and he said theat the pressure in lots of residential areas in SE23 was pathetic because TW were too tight to replace Victorian mains pipes which could not take higher pressures and waited for them to burst before replacing them. My point is that they make massive profits, their service is dire and they only do something if they can dig up a major road in the process for a laugh.
|Posted on Saturday, 18 September, 2004 - 04:21 pm: |
I have been in a constant argument with Thames Water since moving into my property almost two years ago. Recently, a pipe was replaced outside my house which (almost) solved the problem. This week it has been the same old story again though. My advice is to keep on calling them. In the end it just becomes too embarrassing and they will do something.
|Posted on Saturday, 18 September, 2004 - 11:49 pm: |
I have been told that a water main has burst at Horniman Hill. This cause massive tailbacks on the south Circular.
Water pipes leak all the time. London Underground pump out 1,000,000 gallons of water a day.
|Posted on Sunday, 19 September, 2004 - 08:20 pm: |
I admit to having some knowledge of the Forest Hill/Catford water distn system, and you are completely right. My main battle is to keep the pressure down, otherwise we are up all night fixing burst mains! On the other hand sewage percolation into the mains becomes an issue if you go too low - its a fine balancing act that few appreciate...
It would be better if people used less water - power showers and garden hoses should be banned. Water is a precious resource. Perhaps we should go back to a public standpipe system once a year to make people aware how lucky they are not to have to carry the water to their houses!
|Posted on Wednesday, 22 September, 2004 - 10:35 am: |
I fully agree that water is a precious resource yet gallons and gallons of drinking quality water have been allowed to run down London Road over the past few days. Perhaps Mr T. could share his expert knowledge with the Morrisons team who have been working on the South Circularand and who we are told have no plans of the pipework in this part of Forest Hill.
|Posted on Wednesday, 22 September, 2004 - 06:37 pm: |
Service plans are a nightmare - responsible for most of the project delays on any number of tram schemes.
The old nationalised industries just didn't bother with record keeping - its a huge exercise, even with today's IT systems.
It's widely known that BR successfully put a concrete pile into the London ring main, because TW's records weren't upto date.
|Posted on Tuesday, 28 September, 2004 - 09:34 pm: |
The South Circular water saga continues. If your water supply comes direct from the mains, and you are the nocturnal type, suggest you have some drinking water drawn off plus a bucket of water ready to flush the loo. In an attempt to trace the main source of the water leaks in Forest Hill, the plan is to turn off all the local mains at the same time. This exercise is due to take place later on tonight.
|Posted on Wednesday, 29 September, 2004 - 12:59 pm: |
I have only just read you note, Ratty, but thanks anyway. Didn't notice anything. How did you know / how would anyone else find out in future?
|Posted on Wednesday, 29 September, 2004 - 02:57 pm: |
Form one of the workmen near the Horniman who said that was the plan for last night - but nothing happened. There have been plenty of people around today but again little activity. You could try ringing Thames Water but don't hold your breath for a response!
|Posted on Wednesday, 29 September, 2004 - 10:47 pm: |
Looks like that the Thames Water/ Morrison team are assembling for the big test tonight.
|Posted on Friday, 01 October, 2004 - 01:18 pm: |
Did anything happen? I didn't notice.
|Posted on Saturday, 02 October, 2004 - 08:04 am: |
Yes. They have now started to dig another trench further down the hill besdie Sydenham Rise.