Ground water infiltration into the sewer
Groundwater is currently high enough to infiltrate the main sewer through the parish causing some households problems with their toilets and waste water removal, and causing sewage to flood onto the road.
Southern Water have responded by tankering in both Stoke and St Mary Bourne. Eight of the 24 tankers in use in North Hampshire are currently allocated to the parish of St Mary Bourne. They have also started jetting the sewer 3 times a week to remove silt build up. Their latest update dated 19 March:
Stoke and St Marybourne
We are now using a tanker to drain the groundwater levels from the manhole at Tudor Cottage.
They have delivered portaloos to The White Hart car park in Stoke for use by households who cannot use their toilets.
The latest copy of the Infiltration Reduction Plan, dated September 2018, can be found below.