RESIDENTS of a Chafford street have launched a petition as they hope to see action taken against flooding in the area.
In the petition submitted to Thurrock Council, residents leader, Deborah Hance states:
The repeated flooding of homes and garages in the lower half of Catalina Avenue has caused numerous families great expense, distress and inconvenience. The whole road is potentially affected through increased insurance and utilities costs and action needs to be taken to ensure the road does not flood in future.
“Pumping stations built to carry water to the Treacle Mine roundabout no longer seem to be effective in times of heavy rainfall, as experienced on July 8th, 2012. Flooding on the roundabout itself compounds the problem as rain washes back down the slope rather than draining away.
“The residents of Catalina would like Thurrock Council to investigate this problem and take action to prevent further damage to homes and the street.”