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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - 'I don't care whose fault it is but with the drought we're in at the moment, it needs to be fixed so that the water goes back into reservoirs'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A recurring leak in a small village in Cornwall has been branded a "complete waste of water" by residents as reservoir levels in Cornwall remain extremely low. According to residents in Cargreen, near Saltash, it has been an ongoing issue for several years. Gary Cooper said the most recent leak started earlier this summer and despite reporting it to South West Water, it has still not been fixed. He said it has been an ongoing issue along the road for roughly eight years and each time it is reported and fixed, another leak appears several months later. "This whole thing has been a bit of a saga", Gary told CornwallLive. "It's been an ongoing issue for around eight years and each time South West Water carry out a small repair, it doesn't seem to last and another leak appears. Since I've lived here, I've known them to come out at least two to three times a year to fix it. It's getting to a point where I just think the whole pipe network needs to be replaced. Read more:People rescued from cars trapped in A38 flood water in East Cornwall "It's not bursting out of the ground, it's more of a dribble. But it runs down the road and the lane and nearby football pitch are becoming very saturated. It's not directly outside my house but I feel frustrated by the whole thing because South West Water has been taking responsibility to fix the leaks but then more appear. I appreciate they've been doing so much to repair leaks but this just feels like a complete waste of water and something more needs to be done." Fellow resident Michele Treeby said: "South West Water came out to repair the leak a few weeks ago but it has reappeared and you can see the water running down the road. It's been an ongoing issue for years and it's such a waste of water.
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. Why have a hosepipe ban in place when there's an ongoing leak?"
The most recent leak is said to have started earlier this summer (Image: Michele Treeby) Cornwall's first hosepipe ban in over two decades started on August 23 and still remains in place despite heavy rainfall in recent months. South West Water announced the measure following a period of hot and dry weather. The drought Cornwall has been experiencing over the last few months left water levels in rivers and reservoirs below average. The hot weather also caused rocketing demand for water, further depleting surface levels . South West Water said it will be sending a team to Cargreen to carry out the necessary repairs. The utilities company says it is working "at pace" to repair leaks across the region. Get the best stories about the things you love most curated by us and delivered to your inbox every day. Choose what you love here. A spokesperson said: "We are aware of a small leak on a supply pipe in Cargreen. We will be sending a team to the site to carry out a repair as soon as possible and we would like to thank customers for their patience. "With the South West remaining in drought following one of the driest periods in over 130 years, we are working at pace to find and fix more leaks across the region, repairing up to 2,500 leaks per month. If customers do spot a leak we ask them to report it via our website or by calling us on our 24-hour leak helpline so we can investigate." READ NEXT: Huge 20ft waves predicted in parts of Cornwall this week A38 flooding causes huge delays as cars left stranded in water at Notter Bridge - updates Cornwall's latest planning applications include 527 homes in Bodmin Dad who lost children in crash gives World Cup drink-drive warning St Austell woman with long history of drug use was only clean after prison stay, inquest hears
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