I was unhappy to learn that some residents in Earley have twice experienced interruptions to supplies in recent days owing to pump failure. I am stressing to Thames Water the need for reliable facilities and regular supplies.
Yesterday I met representatives of South East Water, and stressed to them the need to make sufficient provision for future water demands. This must take into account the likely increase in population as new homes are built, and allow for any long dry periods which could cut our standing supplies. I have said the same to Thames Water at past meetings.