Kicking up a stink over sewage

Sewage at Eden Close, Daventry
Sewage at Eden Close, Daventry

RESIDENTS living on The Grange in Daventry have been left angry after sewage came out of the drains and into people’s front gardens.

The sewage came out of the drains at Eden Close on Friday morning. One resident Derek Childs said: “I woke up, opened the curtains and saw all sorts of things in my front garden from toilet roll and waste. The smell was absolutely horrible.

Emma Staples from Anglian Water said: “We’re sorry residents of Eden Close experienced sewer flooding in their road on Friday. This was because of a sewer blockage caused by cooking fat, wet wipes and other unflushable items being wrongly placed in the sewers.

“Our engineers were out over the weekend to jet the sewers and clear the blockage but we would urge everyone to keep drains and sewers clear by letting fat cool and scraping it in the bin, and disposing of wet wipes in the bin rather than down the toilet.”