London sewers "unable to cope" with flood water

A new report warns that the capital is at "significant risk" of flooding if nothing is done to alleviate the pressure on London's sewers.

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London plan to address flooding risk

"Flooding is a very real threat for significant numbers of people in London and London needs a robust and sustainable response to address this now to avoid an even bigger problem in the future.

The plan contains some key measures which, if implemented in a timely way and correctly, will be of real benefit.

The net increase in London's green infrastructure will not only make London a better place to live but will also reduce the amount of rainwater entering the sewer system and hence reduce the risk of flooding."

– Cllr Julian Bell, Chair, London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee

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