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11:18 Thursday 13 February 2014  Written by Simon Meechan

Flood causes sewage to overflow in Ascot Road

Fed-up homeowners have been living with sewage in their gardens for two months after flood water caused drains to overflow in Ascot Road.

The Forest Green Road pumping station has been overwhelmed by constant flooding
The Forest Green Road pumping station has been overwhelmed by constant flooding

 

June Dobbs lives in the road and says there has been overflowing sewage in her garden since December, with a pumping station in Ascot Road unable to cope.

She said: "We've had one day when it dried up but you get residue left on patio. It starts up again, Thames Water log it, say 'there's nothing we can do, its the pumping station'.

"I accept flooding but it is the sewage that's the problem. The smell comes up through the plug-hole in our kitchen. There's bits of toilet paper in the garden."

A spokesman for Thames Water said the pumping station is 'overwhelmed' with the amount of water after 'constant rainfall'.

They added that the company is working 'flat out' to resolve sewer problems.

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