Is Raunds Water Infrastructure Fit for Purpose?

Residents across a large part of Raunds have faced the prospect of having to wake up to no morning showers or drink due to either no water or very low pressure.

Carol de Soller has just posted in to let us know that currently their is a road closure at the junction of London Road and Titty Ho due to the remedial works.

Over the past 6 months Raunds seems to be suffering from a large amount of burst water mains, all popping up in different places, which surely must bring the question; what is causing them and is the towns infrastructure currently fit for purpose to sustain current supplies and the increasing demand from the towns growth..

Let us know your thoughts and how these problems are impacting you in the comments below

 

 

26 thoughts on “Is Raunds Water Infrastructure Fit for Purpose?

  • Janet Croxon
    9th July 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    Of course not, but many of the pipes are old and to replace them all would be very expensive. And we certainly aren’t the only people in the Anglian Water region with this problem.

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    • Susan Lawes
      9th July 2018 at 2:07 pm
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      So why do they keep building new houses? Everything is overflowing. When will the powers that be realise this.

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  • Susan Lawes
    9th July 2018 at 2:05 pm
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    I am afraid everything has come to bursting point in Raunds, where ever you look new houses are going up and the town cannot cope.

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  • Daniel Davis
    9th July 2018 at 2:23 pm
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    Freyaa Louiise Sandford looks like we left Raunds just in time! This has been a major annoyance over the last 12 months.

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  • Michelle Clipstone
    9th July 2018 at 3:19 pm
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    I don’t know much about building houses or water supplies but it would be a good idea for companies building new estates to be made to contribute financially to existing services/supplies. In an ideal world…..

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    • Mathew Jackson
      9th July 2018 at 7:47 pm
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      Developers enter into a section 106 agreement (part of planning permission) and this does allow councils to provide planning obligations developers must meet. This includes mitigating a developers impact through providing monies towards drainage or public transport for example.

      The question becomes… has the council put in sufficient obligations for the new developments?

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  • Susan Lawes
    9th July 2018 at 3:43 pm
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    I bet all the new builds are connect to Old Pipes and they just can’t cope with the capacity. I would have thought anybody with a bit of common sense would realise this.

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  • Janet Croxon
    9th July 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    We had a lot of problems in the Manor area a few years ago and it wasn’t linked to new house building.

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  • Jack Winfield
    9th July 2018 at 4:46 pm
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    New builds have absolutely nothing to do with old water services. When new builds go up also so do new water mains and services. The issues we have in Raunds with water pipes bursting always seem to be happening in the same place… if it ain’t London Rd, Brick Kilm Rd, it’s near Manor but why?!

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  • Philip Cuthbert
    9th July 2018 at 4:48 pm
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    Years ago water was pumped from the pumping station bottom meadow lane to the water tower (junction station rd & hargrave rd.
    Pressures throughout raunds was never great.
    All old lead pipes .
    When anglia water took over they had to put aĺl the problems right left by the council.
    It used to be said if the pumping station gave the full works raunds would be a glorified garden fountain due to the leaking pipes.
    Better to use bag pipes.

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  • Sharon Priest Walker
    9th July 2018 at 5:11 pm
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    Burst pipe occurs every year now… it just moves along a bit further each time. The pipes aren’t dug deep enough for the weight and volume of traffic, which has increased with the growth of the town. Not forgetting the bridge over hog dyke which is holding up pretty well too considering!

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  • Noreen Sharman
    9th July 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    Have they sorted the one out on Chelveston Rd, yet? Gallon’s were pouring out that one on Saturday. x

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  • Philip Cuthbert
    9th July 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    Just thinking thousands of new houses .warehouses etc all being built one may wonder wheres all the water coming from.
    A few days of sun and already a water shortage.
    Must have a leak.

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  • Debbie Chaplin
    9th July 2018 at 6:14 pm
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    Something strange about this one though… I live just round the corner in Titty Ho, the London road pipe burst at least 3 times per year and it has never affected us before, why suddenly today… 🤔🤔🤔, they were working on it last week and there wasn’t even a leak… 😕😕😕

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  • Daniel Davis
    9th July 2018 at 8:01 pm
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    What’s happening on London Road (Titty Ho end). Road closure signs, and one side coned off, but nothing actually stopping traffic?

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  • 9th July 2018 at 8:38 pm
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    I thought Anglican Water were using London Road/Hogs Dyke as another HQ. They dig the same section of road up numerous times most years, even before developments in recent years.

    How many times, of digging up the same section of road, just to press on yet another piece of chewing gum, does it take before it becomes cost effective to do the job right?

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  • 9th July 2018 at 11:35 pm
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    I’ve lost count of how many times there’s been traffic lights and people digging up the road on the roundabout top of London Rd and stanwick road. Wish they could get there act together and plan whatever there doing to minimise the ammount of times they have to cause a nusence.

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  • 11th July 2018 at 5:51 am
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    The road works and traffic lights are great to have on London road it stops the cars speeding down it,and stops the lorry’s .30mph only from red Lion to Cotton’s not many drivers stick to the speed limit!!!!

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