Many people have noticed the recent increased water flow through The Piggeries Orchard into the canal which has caused the towpath to become eroded, wet and muddy.
We thank the many towpath users and neighbours who brought the issue to our attention.
While the increase in water flow appears to coincide with work at the orchard we believe the cause lies in a long-term issue with surface water drainage further uphill. Recently a water mains leak in Studley Grange Road appears to have added to the problem.
We are working with Ealing Council to identify the source of the water and arrange for necessary repairs or improvements to the drainage system responsible . We hope that the Canal and Rivers Trust can then restore the towpath surface to improve it for pedestrians and cyclists.