Senedd Member for Monmouth Nick Ramsay has called on Welsh Water to review the capacity of Raglan’s drainage and sewage system in the wake of problems resulting from recent flooding.
The MS received many requests for help from anxious residents throughout the day and night of 23rd December.
Speaking today Mr Ramsay said,
“I was inundated with requests for help from constituents during the recent heavy rain and flooding in the run-up to Christmas. Problems reported included major flooding of the Chepstow Road whilst residents in parts of Raglan reported sewage back-filling into their bathrooms. Heavy rain can of course always cause problems but constituents have reported to me that these are being exacerbated by inadequate capacity in the drainage system.
“I’d like to thank local residents for their patience and I’d particularly like to thank the residents who assisted in towing vehicles out of the flooded Chepstow Road. I’m now calling on the authorities to review the drainage and sewage system in Raglan to see if it’s capacity can be increased to reduce the risk of these incidences happening in future.”