WAF action

HAVING found a number of WAF representatives unknowingly already working on my property on Monday morning, I enquired as to what they were doing to the water connection pipe to my meter, the reply was that they were going to bury it.

HAVING found a number of WAF representatives unknowingly already working on my property on Monday morning, I enquired as to what they were doing to the water connection pipe to my meter, the reply was that they were going to bury it.

While the pipe between the outside verge and meter just inside the boundary fence was partly on the surface either side, it was neither vulnerable, leaking or had been reported by myself in any way as defective.

What then ensued was 45 minutes of water gushing at mains pressure, into my garden.

I have to admit, I’m totally baffled as to what the purpose of this operation was and can only assume it was a WAF exercise of some type.

I now have a water pipe that far from being buried is sticking out of the ground more than it was before, a swamp where there was not one before, a hole where the soil has been eroded and washed out into the road by water leakage where there was not one before and bits of plastic pipe and fittings left on the ground around the area where there were none before.

One can only hope that the nine, yes nine, workers present involved with this exercise have learnt something.

This is because I just can’t fathom out what and why in a country where there are people crying out for water, the Government is subsidising the water industry and striving to see improved efficiency everywhere such waste of resources is occurring.

GRAHAME STAGEMAN

Lami

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