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Sewer flooding warnings

With groundwater levels still at a record high, Thames Water warned today that the forecast rain is likely to lead to further problems at flooding hotspots on its sewer network.

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Rivers spill over with more rain on the way

With rivers bursting their banks and groundwater brimming at the surface, the additional rainwater will put additional pressure on the underground sewers which are already full.

The firm, which operates more than 67,000 miles of sewers, has been struggling in some areas to cope with the additional water filling up its pipes.

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