Con­cerns as sewage floods out of drain

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

SEWAGE has been spilling on to a pave­ment and road in Willes­bor­ough, to the dis­gust of res­i­dents at a nearby res­i­den­tial home. The man­hole in Sev­ing­ton Lane has been spew­ing out raw sewage since be­fore the week­end. C’Ceilia El­liott, of John­son Close, Willes­bor­ough, walks along the road ev­ery day to get to work at the post of­fice in Church Road. She said: “I have to try to walk past with­out get­ting smoth­ered in it. “It is go­ing from the drain in the grass, on to the pave­ment and into the road and then cars are go­ing through it and then driv­ing that into the old peo­ple’s home.” Sue Van-Hill, who works at Sev­ing­ton Mill res­i­den­tial home, says it is not the first time this has hap­pened. She said: “It seems to hap­pen once or twice a year. It is al­ways com­ing out of the same place but no one seems to check on it.” South­ern Wa­ter spokesman Leilah Ni­cola said: “We had a re­port of an over­flow­ing man­hole in Sev­ing­ton Lane on March 11. Our crews at­tended and cleared the sewer. “It looks like this re-blocked again the fol­low­ing day and again the sewer was cleared. “Our teams are go­ing to site to in­ves­ti­gate the cause of the reg­u­lar block­ages and, if it’s felt nec­es­sary, a CCTV sur­vey will be car­ried out.”

Pic­ture Gary Browne pd1169228

C’Ceilia El­liott is com­plain­ing about the raw sewage pour­ing out of a drain on to Sev­ing­ton Lane, which leads to Sev­ing­ton Mill res­i­den­tial home for the el­derly

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