Residents demand action over flooding

RESIDENTS in Ifold have disputed claims that constant flooding in the village is caused by ‘spring water’.

Since October last year water has been flowing from a fire hydrant and service valves in The Ride, causing damage to gardens and potential damage to properties, say residents.

Southern Water has visited the site and says its tests show the flooding is caused by spring water.

However, residents believe it is caused by a leak and are asking Southern Water to carry out further investigations.

Sabina Edwards, a landscape designer, who lives in The Ride, has been affected by the run-off of water along the road.

She said: “We have total ground saturation, with ponding of water in the front garden and I fear the driveway may have been undermined.”

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