Nia Griffith MP says sewage ‘patch up’ is not enough for Sandy Road

RESIDENTS of Sandy Road in Llanelli will be relieved to know that their sewage system will be back online soon. Dwr Cymru engineers have been working around the clock to repair the damage caused to a mains sewage line in what local resident’s are claiming was as a result of a Berlin Wall type structure being erected in the lane to the rear of their properties.

Some of the top brass from Dwr Cymru were at the site today, Friday (Apr 20) along with some very heavy machinery and a lot of men in luminous jackets peering into a very deep hole.

One of the engineers told us that they had located the damage and were now seeking the end of a pipe in order to renew the broken connection. Essentially one half of the road has a working sewage system while the other’s ‘business’ is ferried away by tankers each day.

Nia Griffith MP has said that the whole situation is unacceptable and that it mirrors what is happening across the county regarding developers relentlessly pursuing new development opportunities, without the questions of what impact they will have on local residents, traffic and the strain on local services.

Speaking to Llanelli Online she said: “I think the point is that Dwr Cymru realise how serious this is. You simply cannot go developing the way Taylor Wimpey have without doing the proper homework.

“There is obviously quite clearly a correlation between what has been going on with the work up there and the concerns about the pipe.

“What we really need now is an effective system put back that will be big enough to cope with what the residents already have there plus what is anticipated from the new development. It is no good simply patching up at this stage.”

You can watch the full interview here:

Nia Griffith MP on Sandy Road Construction from Llanelli Online on Vimeo.


From Llanelli Wales. Worked in education and media for most of my career. Now working as a freelance journalist. Interested in World events, politics, education. Specialist area is social and journalistic photography.
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