200 million litres of rainwater pumped out of sewers in South East to prevent homes flooding​

Between November and the end of January the South East received 124 per cent of its average rain fall for the period. It's left the ground saturated, forcing more water than usual into the sewer system.

Southern Water is pumping the water out to prevent the network becoming overwhelmed and homes and businesses flooding. So far, 50 tankers have taken away 200 million litres of rainwater.

Southern's Customer Service Manager for Kent Kelly Robinson says:"This winter the weather has been truly extreme - the Nailbourne River in Canterbury is flowing again - something it hasn't done since 2016".

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