The following email has been received from Anglian Water, which may be of interest to parishioners:
Dear Miss Blythe
There may be good news coming for some of your parishioners if they have a private pumping station on their property.
Currently, homeowners have to spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.
From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become our responsibility. We will take over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.
We’d like to ask for your support in letting local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch with us if they think they have a private pumping station.
To help customers identify and report the pumping stations easily, we have launched a specialist website: www.spotapumpingstation.co.uk.
We have also produced some posters, which you can download here, that can be published in your parish magazines and newsletters, or placed on your parish noticeboards.
If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Anglian Water Private Pumping Stations Campaign Team