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Low water pressure?
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ambient


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #1
07-07-2011 06:24 AM

Just wondering whether anyone else in the Siddons Road/Shipman Road area has noticed a drop of water pressure in the last week or so?

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rshdunlop


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Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #2
07-07-2011 06:29 AM

Mine is very low on Mayow Road, has been for a few days. Keeps making my boiler shut down.

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ambient


Posts: 85
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #3
07-07-2011 06:35 AM

Thanks, good to know, i'm having the same problem with our boiler. Having now checked the Thames Water site, there is a broken water main in Brixton showing today which is supposedly affecting SE23, but like you, this has been affecting me for days - perhaps it broke slowly!

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Bangorben


Posts: 18
Joined: Jul 2009
Post: #4
07-07-2011 06:35 AM

Our water pressure is low as of this morning (we're on Ebsworth St).

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rshdunlop


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Post: #5
07-07-2011 06:37 AM

Yes, mine is extremely low this morning, after dropping off for a while.

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spud


Posts: 65
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #6
07-07-2011 06:58 AM

Very low, slowing to a tiny trickle this a.m. in Honor Oak. Could find myself brushing my teeth in sparkling mineral water in if it actually runs out.

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spud


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Post: #7
07-07-2011 07:08 AM

P.S. Just checked the Thames Water incident map and there's a triangle of leaks (Ewelma Road SE23, Railway Terrace SE13, Inchmery Road SE6) with our neighbourhood in the middle. Could one/all of those be contributing to the problem?

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michael


Posts: 3,220
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #8
07-07-2011 07:34 AM

From Ghis via Facebook:
"Massive water burst in Brixton is affecting most of South London. Very little water pressure here. Hope it does not get worse."

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Elizabeth25


Posts: 212
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #9
07-07-2011 08:24 AM

Perrymont school is closed today due to burst water main.

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AMFM


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #10
07-07-2011 08:33 AM

that explains why I couldn't have a shower this morning then...

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brian


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Post: #11
07-07-2011 09:12 AM

Schools closed beacuse of burst main. How did they cope in the war ?

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michael


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Post: #12
07-07-2011 09:20 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14059127

It says Dulwich, Forest Hill, Sydenham were worst affected.

Brian Wrote:
How did they cope in the war ?

They evacuated children to the country.

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michael


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Post: #13
07-07-2011 09:22 AM

In the first part of my post above I omitted to credit Wing in Sydenham - http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6407
from whom I cut and pasted the link and text.

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brian


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Post: #14
07-07-2011 09:42 AM

Michael
Many children stayed in London.

Can you tell me what is the point of closing a primary school and sending children home. Has it not occured to the pc brigade that the children would probably not have water at home either.

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Londondrz


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #15
07-07-2011 10:15 AM

Didnt notice any drop in pressure when I had my weekly shower this morning???

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amelloy


Posts: 6
Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #16
07-07-2011 11:51 AM

Hmm-Pressure been low on Vestris Road for a while now.

Tis good to know the boiler is not on the blink after all!

Hope it is sorted soon. Shower a trickle...!

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rshdunlop


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Post: #17
07-07-2011 12:08 PM

My pressure is much better now.

My boiler started intermittently shutting down about 4/5 days ago, with an error message for low pressure, even though the pressure in the system is fine. I'm guessing there has been a significant leak in that main for a while, before it blew totally today.

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Sherwood


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Post: #18
07-07-2011 12:17 PM

Brian,

It may have more to do with the staff not being prepared to work in a building without water. Obviously, some of the children and staff may have water at home.

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rshdunlop


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Post: #19
07-07-2011 12:23 PM

If there is no water, you can't flush the toilets. Much better to deal with that at home with one or two children than several hundred!

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michael


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Post: #20
07-07-2011 12:29 PM

I suspect that school toilets (or any other public building) that have no water for flushing or washing hands are a serious health risk. At home the risk of spreading germs is significantly reduced as there are fewer individuals, and it is easier to conserve water. In addition the preparation of school meals is likely to be affected and schools do not have resources to phone out for pizzas for 200 pupils.

I'm no expert in such matters, but to instantly accuse the 'pc brigade' (in this case the teachers at the school) of not knowing what they are doing seems a little off. Perhaps it is you and not they who have not fully thought through the actions they have taken.

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