House flooded by sewage four times in re­cent years

GREY­STONES SIX OTHER FAM­I­LIES EX­PE­RI­ENCED PROB­LEMS LAST CHRIST­MAS

Bray People - - News - Mary FOG­A­RTY

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.

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