House flooded by sewage four times in recent years
GREYSTONES SIX OTHER FAMILIES EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS LAST CHRISTMAS
A GREYSTONES FAMILY has had their Redford Park home flooded by sewage four times within the last number of years. ‘They have been told that it’s their problem as it’s in their garden,’ said a representative of the estate’s residents’ association.
There are old nappies and other debris flooding the garden, and leaving waste behind on the grass when the water drains away, according to the source. The Mayor of Greystones, Cllr. George Jones, said that while the engineer assigned to flooding and sewage in the area has moved to a different section and not yet replace, this is only a temporary measure due to staffing problems.
‘She just wants to leave the house at this stage, and who could blame her,’ said the residents’ association spokeswoman.
There is a chamber in the gar- den of the house with access by ladder. A drain cleaning operative called two years ago to sort out the problem, said the owners, and said that the water was quite high or a chamber of its size.
She added that another engineer unblocked a nearby shore in August, causing the flooding to drop in the garden of that particular house.
He also got a further six houses to fill their baths, she said, and release them at the same time, thus freeing the blockage caused by nappies and similar items in the shore.
The source remarked that a further six houses had endured sewage problems last Christmas, and more recently yet another house had suffered a bad smell from a drain, which was later rectified by the Council.
An engineer has said that sewage and flooding will be investigated by the council and hopefully rectified in the near future.