by Iain Roberts on 26 June, 2014
Residents across much of Gatley and part of Cheadle woke on Monday morning to find either no water or just a trickle.
The problem was yet another burst water main on Foxland Road, Gatley – just the latest in a long line over recent months.
We got on site early and saw water gushing from under the pavement out onto the road.
It got worse when both local primary schools – Lum Head and Gatley Primary – decided they had no option but to close for the day, with all the problems that brings for families.
Our concern was not only to get the initial leak fixed (which took United Utilities most of the day) but to sort out the underlying cause. You don’t get multiple burst pipes on the same short road without there being some underlying problem that needs fixing!
Since then we’ve been told that there’s a faulty pressure valve on St Anne’s Road North which is being repaired and which UU hope will fix the problem.
Foxland Road, Gatley is closed between Appleby Road and Delamere Road (including the junction with Silverdale Road). The closure is due to a burst water main which United Utilities are working to fix. They expect to complete the works on Saturday 28th June.
Working with local MP Mark Hunter and the Council, we’ve been speaking to UU this week and, should this not solve the problem, we’ll be pressing for action and contacting the Consumer Council for Water and OFWAT if needed.4 Comments