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PUBLISHED: 09:16 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 10:45 08 July 2010

Work to tackle flooding problems could be on the cards in Watton - and local people are being asked to help make a case for improvements.

About 250 customers in parts of the town are being sent questionnaires from Anglian Water asking for their experiences of sewage and rainwater flooding.

Work to tackle flooding problems could be on the cards in Watton - and local people are being asked to help make a case for improvements.

About 250 customers in parts of the town are being sent questionnaires from Anglian Water asking for their experiences of sewage and rainwater flooding.

The company is aiming to gain information from areas which have either been flooded or are near to areas which have been affected by flooding and will use the evidence to plan upgrading the system.

Parts of Watton have been hit by flooding over recent years including gardens, roads and in some homes.

One area AW is particularly keen to find out experiences about is Norwich Road, which is quite high but has still been affected in the past.

A company spokesman said: “The information will be used to help identify whether there are any improvements which could be made to the sewerage system to reduce the likelihood of future flooding.

“Even replies from customers who have not personally been affected by flooding will be useful in trying to build up a complete picture of how the sewers are working and where flooding is likely to occur.

“One of the problem areas is Norwich Road which is quite a high point geographically and should not be flooding. It is a slight anomaly we want to get to the bottom of.”

The areas being investigated and which have received questionnaires are: Norwich Road (between Hunters Oak and Church Road), Church Road, St Mary's Close, Saham Road, Swaffham Road, Brandon Road (between Swaffham Road and Threxton Road), Peddars Court, Wayland Avenue, Langmere Road,

Ringmere Road and Ringmere Close, Three Post Road and Wissey Grove.

No specific budget has been allocated to the scheme and the amount needed will be calculated once it is known how much work is needed.

Customers have been supplied with pre-paid envelopes to encourage as many replies as possible.


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