Does anyone else suffer from drains flooding?
Where I live I come under Southern Water. Everynow and then my garden floods with sewage water! Agh!!!!! I here you all scream and shout. It’s not nice, it’s not smelly but obviously it’s not good for you.
This happens because the main sewer about 3 manholes south of the one in the road blocks. It then backlogs to the man hole in the road close to my house. Because we are on a slight slope, and my back garden is approximately 4ft drop out my back door, the garden is obviously a lot lower than in the road.
When I call the engineers, if I’m lucky there are a couple who come out clear the blockage explain to me where the blockage was(it’s always in the same place) and keep telling me to write,email and generally complain. This i do.
You’ve guessed it they write back telling me drains on my property are my responsibility, which I know. I constantly tell them where the problem is, the engineers say every time they have their meetings it gets mentioned yet all Souther Water does is tell me to call if it happens again.
As you can imagine been here almost 2 yrs, I think i’ve called well over a dozen times.
So after the snow on Sunday we then had another sewer incident and yet again my garden was flooded.
The pics are of my patio area, but obviously the water goes down my garden(its on a slight slope) this is why i believe stays boggy in areas. Does anyone else have problems like this?
I know Watch Dog have been doing something about it, but the poor people on TV have had their homes flooded, I only have the garden.
I would be interested to know if anyone else within the southern Water area also suffers.
- 8 Apr, 2008
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