The water appears on the surface of WIndsor Road throughout the day and night - the best tiem to listen for leaks (Photo Kevin O'Sullik)

The water appears on the surface of Windsor Road throughout the day and the night – the best time to listen-out for leaks (Photo Kevin O’Sullivan)

Local shoppers, retailers water engineers are puzzled by the appearance of  “wet patch” which never dries up – in the middle of Penarth’s Windsor Road.

The wetness – in the road outside Boots the Chemist – seems to seep up from some underground source – leading some to speculate that the town may have acquired a  new and hitherto undiscovered source of natural springwater.

…On the other hand  the more prosaic explanation may be that  an underground water main has burst .

Water engineers arrived on the scene last night to carry out listening tests with spdecial equipment

Water engineers arrived on the scene last night to carry out listening tests (Photo Kevin O’Sullivan)

Water engineers were on the scene on Tuesday evening using the relatively quiet night-time period to listen for underground leaks – but so far have yet to pinpoint  the source of the mysterious up-welling water.

Even in bright sunshine the wet patch never dries up

Even in bright sunshine the wet patch never dries up

It’s thought more than likely that the relatively recently-resurfaced part of Windsor Road may need to be dug up to locate the problem.



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  1. Peter Church says:

    “Road may need to be dug up to locate the problem.”
    Anyone else bet this will happen Saturday lunchtime?

  2. johnmc says:

    Stanwell Rd, by Trinity church, too often resembles this too!’

  3. Andrew Worsley says:

    No it will happen on Monday either at 8am or 5pm and will result in diversions and the road closed at that point , that should cause maximum disruption . Remember Peter Church we are talking about the VOGC !!?? for goodness sake do you expect them to do it on a Sunday when theres little traffic compared with weekdays. Ooops hope no one on the Council reads this as I may be giving them ideas. Are you aware the Council planners are to be given red noses as a gesture of public confidence in their abilities and actions ……………..”clowns to the left of me jokers to the right , here I am stuck with this Council with you “.

  4. Tim Hughes says:

    These surveys are done at night because at this time there is little water moving through the pipes. The water pressure is therefore higher, and the noise from the leaks is more readily identified with little noise coming from the water movement elsewhere. Not really sure why they would repair it on a Saturday.

  5. Andrew Worsley says:

    Tim Hughes the reference by Peter Church to Saturday for digging up the road was a light hearted dig at the Council , but an astute observation of the usual and well loved practices of the much loved Council , that give us so much pleasure , value for money and expertise par excellence. Even though serious topics are discussed on this website , there is room for a little light hearted remark banter or as I sometimes call it ‘ humour’ , I realise a sense of humour is not a highly regarded or practiced trait in Wales , and can be treated with disdain or confused looks by the natives , but nice to know their are exceptions like Peter Church and others amongst which I count myself . Although he and I most times have serious and concerned comments to air , we do tend towards levity at times .

    • Tim Hughes says:

      Time for you to stop digging your hole, I think

    • Hamish Munnypenny says:

      A shame Welsh humour goes so far over your heads you don’t even notice it. I bet you consider the Scots a dour crowd too.

  6. Frank Evans says:

    Don’t waste water unless your name dwr cymru ☺

  7. jeffrey dyer says:

    There’s another leak between the library and the tennis club.

  8. Andrew Worsley says:

    Judging from the response by Tim Hughes I rest my case.

    • Graham Breller says:


    • Tim Hughes says:

      My response was both sharp and humorous. The obvious reference was to you, having made a mistake, still digging your hole; I note you still are. The humorous part was that my comment was also relevant to the original story in that holes would be required in the road. Perhaps because my humour did not involve the factually incorrect abuse of a public body you did not get it.

  9. Andrew Worsley says:

    ps. ….. I did not detect any humour in your original comments ?? , maybe it was too subtle?? or maybe too high brow or maybe too clever by far or not the type of humour I would recognise? . I do stand corrected on the public body which I got wrong , ‘to err is human … but to forgive is divine’.

  10. AK says:

    Witty repartee and banter on a written forum can often be misinterpreted or missed altogether; generally by those full of their own self-importance.

  11. AK says:

    See what I mean………………………..

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