So far, apart from a few persistent puddles and a local estate agent pumping out his cellar, there has been none of the predicted general flooding in Patcham Village. This may be due to the timely installation by Southern Water of a temporary pipeline down the main London Road. This has pumping equipment at Patcham Place Lodge and diverts surface drainage away from the main sewer serving Patcham Village. The temporary pipe returns the water to the main sewer ¼ mile south opposite the Brangywn Estate.
See also: Patcham gets the sandbags out.