A MAN has slammed a company he believes are responsible for a water leak which is causing disruption to residents.

Mick Ford, of Warndon, says he walks past the affected area in Shap Drive everyday describing it as “like a paddling pool.”

Mr Ford said that the leak started having an affect on the road on Saturday and he said he is “staggered” by Severn Trent’s failure to fix it.

Severn Trent said it was aware of the problem but say that it was not prioritised as it was not affecting customers’ water supply.

He said: “It looks like a paddling pool for the kids

“A lot of it will have dried because of the hot weather we have been having so I don’t know how much water has been leaked.

“It is about the height of the kerb now and I don’t know if it would have caused a lot more problems if it had been raining, I am not an expert.

“Severn Trent do not seem interested in it. They asked if it was affecting my home and I said no, because I do not live in Shap Drive.

“ I just walk up there everyday to get a newspaper from the shop and I have noticed that it is getting worse.

“They did not follow that up and I was staggered. I am not sure how they can let something like that go for so long without fixing it.

“I do not know what other people think about it but it does need to be fixed. It must be affecting somebody.

“You get some drivers speeding through it thinking it is funny to make a big splash.

“Severn Trent say there is no water shortage but with the hot weather we are having, it surely only takes three or four of these sorts of leaks to cause an issue I would have thought.”

A spokesman for Severn Trent said: “We are aware of a leak at Shap Drive in Worcester and our teams will be coming out to fix the broken pipe tomorrow morning (Friday).

“We want to apologise for the delay, but we need to prioritise those leaks that are affecting customer’s water supplies, and this one was not causing any customers to lose their supply.

“We know how frustrating it is to see water being wasted, especially in this weather, but please be assured we do know about it and we’ll be out to fix it tomorrow. We’re sorry for any inconvenience it has caused.”