The Mayor of Norton says the two towns on the banks of the River Derwent need a propper permanent pump to stop flooding.
Yorkshire Water has been called in to fix another problem today (Tue 7 November)
It follows news that the pumps were interfered with and switched off overnight at the weekend.
Police are investigating that incident which could have caused bad flooding if it hadn’t been discovered
Town Cllr and Norton Mayor Di Keal told YorkMix Radio:
“The pipe that leads into the pump was rubbing up against something and that caused it to split. So water was, yet again, coming out onto Church Street in Norton.
“Yorkshire Water was called in to replace the pipe and that meant that the pump was switched off just temporarily.
We also asked her how the investigation into the incident over the weekend was going.
“I know that they are looking at CCTV images but there are no development yet and it’s just so so annoying that anybody could be that selfish and that callous.
“Both incidents illustrate again to me that Yorkshire Water need to put a permanent solution in place.
“A temporary pump plan is great, but if they put a permanent pump in, and they have plans for that pump, they’re all drawn up, they just need to fund it, then they wouldn’t have these panics and neither would the residents locally.”