council leader has accused Thames Water of “corporate irresponsibility” after engineers burst a water important inflicting properties and companies to flood.
Those affected in Hallsville Quarter, Canning Town, suffered flooding and a power outage last month.
At a gathering on Monday, Newham councillors heard that engineers broken the water important throughout works, inflicting a second round of flooding.
Thames Water beforehand said the initial flood was due to concrete being discovered shut to a sewage line, inflicting water to again up.
It left residents needing to pay for emergency lodging in resorts for a number of days till they may regain entry to their properties.
In feedback reported by the BBC, Newham’s mayor Rokshana Fiaz said Thames Water had admitted its engineers had broken the water important.
“I do want to say this: Thames Water is notorious in terms of its leaky pipes, and notorious in relation to its bungled-up maintenance programme that has led to a significant increase in water being lost in this day and age,” she said.
“It is right we draw our attention to the corporate irresponsibility of Thames Water.”
The response came after Cllr Alan Griffiths, Labour councillor for Canning Town South, had asked if the council could confirm the cause of the leaks.
Thames Water has been repeatedly criticised over water leaks, although it insists fixing the leaks is its top priority.
The utility company is one of five under investigation by regulator Ofwat over “serious” considerations on how they handle wastewater treatment.
Thames Water has been contacted for remark.