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Water leak ‘gushing’ down busy Norwich road

PUBLISHED: 13:46 03 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:59 04 August 2019

The water leak in Thorpe Road, Norwich, running downhill towards the railway station. Picture: Archant

The water leak in Thorpe Road, Norwich, running downhill towards the railway station. Picture: Archant

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A man has complained of “gushing” water running down a busy Norwich road which he claimed has been going on for more than a week.

The water leak in Thorpe Road, Norwich, running downhill towards the railway station. Picture: ArchantThe water leak in Thorpe Road, Norwich, running downhill towards the railway station. Picture: Archant

A steady stream of water has spread across the pavement in Thorpe Road, near Lower Clarence Road, and is running downhill into a drain outside the railway station around 100m away.

A bright orange cone has been placed over an ajar drain cover on the pavement where the water is leaking from.

Speaking on Saturday, David Bunting said he reported a "small leak" to Anglian Water more than a week ago. But he said the leaking continued and worsened, adding: "Today [Saturday] it is gushing up through the meter cover and running down towards the river. So much for 'Anglian Water takes leaks seriously'."

On the Anglian Water website, a report states staff visited the location on Wednesday, July 31 but were "unable to see a leak".

The water leak in Thorpe Road, Norwich, running downhill towards the railway station. Picture: ArchantThe water leak in Thorpe Road, Norwich, running downhill towards the railway station. Picture: Archant

Another report on Saturday (August 3) at 8.50am states a customer contacted the water company about a leak at the same location.

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