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Leaking water pipe in road

Reported by Mike C at 04:13, Thursday 4 January 2018

Sent to Wirral Borough Council 1 minute later

Surface water in road, apparently from burst pipe

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  • Still flowing as of last evening. I spoke to United Utilities last week, and was told that someone had been out and ascertained that it was not a UU matter and had been passed back to the Council.

    Posted by Mike C at 16:31, Friday 26 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:26, Thursday 1 February 2018

  • Still flowing merrily away. Wasteful and environmentally unsound.

    Posted by Mike C at 10:26, Thursday 1 February 2018

  • Still flowing as of 17.02.18.

    Posted by Vicky shannon at 14:59, Wednesday 21 February 2018

  • With the forecast return to winter next week, Arrowe Park will have its very own ice rink. It's less than a year since the crater that appeared in the same location was repaired.

    Posted anonymously at 20:24, Friday 23 February 2018

  • I filled in the Council’s online form the other day. Should be inspected within 15 days apparently. We’ll see...

    Posted by Mike C at 21:59, Friday 23 February 2018

  • Following completion of the Council's online form, I was called by a Highway's inspector (nice guy) who told me that it's a long-standing problem which seemed to resolve itself last year only to re-appear relatively recently (seasonal, one might guess?). It's a British Telecom hatch apparently, but with it being a water problem, BT is reluctant to investigate further (money, no doubt). UU won't accept responsibility, presumably as it's a BT hatch (again, money, one assumes). The gentleman I spoke to has promised me he'll try to get the two agencies to show some initiative in the matter now that it's back in the spotlight.

    I pointed out that these things are how sinkholes form and that it could be a ticking timebomb...

    Posted by Mike C at 15:09, Wednesday 28 February 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:12, Thursday 1 March 2018

  • The flow has ceased. So it has been repaired, or (as was the case last year, apparently) it has resolved itself for the time being.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Mike C at 13:44, Wednesday 4 April 2018

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