“It’s a typical rural village, and a lady happened to call up, and find the process simple and straightforward. Then word spread on Facebook and by word of mouth. We thought it’d be a con at first, but I got a rebate backdated five years.
“It was all done on the phone, and Anglian Water said it’d been inundated with calls from people.”
The clerk of the parish council, Pauline James, added that the villagers wouldn’t be stopping there.
She said: “I am thrilled to hear that so many households have been able to claim a rebate on their surface water drainage. I shall spread the word on social media to encourage people to check where their rainwater goes so that more homes can benefit.”