Crying foul

PUBLISHED: 10:12 15 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:48 04 May 2010

Apparently the recent heavy rains made an impact on Broad Piece. Once the large volume of water from the storms had made their way from the new town off The Shade the sewerage system couldn t cope and water and sewage bubbled to the surface. At least one

Apparently the recent heavy rains made an impact on Broad Piece. Once the large volume of water from the storms had made their way from the new town off The Shade the sewerage system couldn't cope and water and sewage bubbled to the surface. At least one farmyard was covered with foul debris.

I'm told that an Environment Agency bloke found that one of the two pumps in the pumping station wasn't working, which was probably the cause. With the amount of extra material coming from the new estate you would have thought that maintaining the infrastructure would be a priority. You would have thought that, wouldn't you?

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