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Low water pressure?
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thenutfield


Posts: 235
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #21
07-07-2011 12:34 PM

unusually, I agree with Brian. We are all suffering low water pressure, not no water at all. it is fantastically disruptive to hundreds of people when a school is closed at short notice. I can't help thinking that with a bit of effort and imagination they could have kept Perrymount open. We got a text message telling us the school would be closed at about 7.30 this morning. We are OK, my partner is not working at the moment, but for families with both parents working it must be a real problem.

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rshdunlop


Posts: 1,111
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #22
07-07-2011 01:07 PM

According to the school website, they have no water. According to press reports, some areas lost supply completely. It is very inconvenient for parents, but I don't think schools take such decisions lightly.

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oryx


Posts: 204
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #23
07-07-2011 01:36 PM

We had no water at all until about 10am.

I can't believe someone is equating closing a school with no water supply with political correctness!Rofl

On a more serious note, this is about the seventh or eighth time our water supply's been cut off in only four years in this area.

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Sherwood


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #24
09-07-2011 04:34 PM

I think you would not want to be in a school without water. I was for three days without any children once when the tanks were being replaced. The smell would be unpleasant. I suspect that the risk of spreading disease is too high to take.

Actually, I do know what they did during the war. They made provision at my school by providing a tank of water in the playing fields. I don't know all the details, though.

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ambient


Posts: 85
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #25
13-07-2011 09:46 AM

Is anyone still having any problems with this? Not on the scale of when the main in Brixton went, but in general just lower water pressure than what you'd consider normal?

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rshdunlop


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Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #26
13-07-2011 10:59 AM

Mine is back to normal. If yours is still low, let Thames Water know as you may have a local leak.

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HOPcat


Posts: 40
Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #27
13-07-2011 02:17 PM

Water pressure has always been low on the upper floor here in Gabriel Street. It's not the boiler. There always seem to be water leaks locally, particularly along the western section of Honor Oak Park. Worn-out drainage and mains? Increasing demand on supplies from new conversions?

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Sherwood


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Post: #28
13-07-2011 03:47 PM

If they increase the water pressure the mains will burst!

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HOPcat


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Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #29
13-07-2011 04:33 PM

Codding apart, that might well be part of the problem. If our mains here still date from Victoria, they must be getting decidedly fragile by now. And the chance of an upgrade anytime soon is I'd say zilch.

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oryx


Posts: 204
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #30
13-07-2011 04:47 PM

Like HOPcat I wonder if there is a generalised water issue in the area - I lived in SW London before here and the water never went off once in over 20 years!

There seem to be more issues with loss of supply and low pressure than anywhere else I've ever lived.

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Ghis


Posts: 321
Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #31
15-07-2011 06:21 PM

Just noticed Michael quoting my facebook updates! Laugh

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #32
15-07-2011 06:53 PM

Like Thumbup

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keva267


Posts: 14
Joined: May 2008
Post: #33
07-08-2011 08:48 AM

Is anyone else still having problems with water pressue in Honor Oak Park? My shower is also making a strange squeaking noise, not sure if it's related....

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