Raw sewage floods on to streets of Romsey for third time in ten days

Daily Echo: Raw sewage floods on to streets Raw sewage floods on to streets

RAW sewage spilled onto the street of a Hampshire town for the third time in ten days.

Part of Winchester Road in Romsey was closed earlier today as flood water caused drains to burst across the street and pour through houses.

It is the third time since Christmas Eve has been covered in sewage.

The first overspill happened on Christmas Eve, making roads in the town centre impassable.

Then continued rainfall on New Year's Day sent sewage spilling out of drains and into the street.

The road is currently closed at the junction near The Plaza theatre but water levels are subsiding.

Homeowner Stephen Marriott, who lives in Winchester Road, was forced to pump the foul water out of his property as water levels continued to rise this morning.

The water flooded his downstairs bathroom but Mr Marriott told the Daily Echo that it would be much worse if he didn't pump the water out of his house himself.

The 55-year-old, who has lived in the road for 35 years, said: “The council were told this was going to happen as we were saying the drainage system was not going to cope with the rain.

“There is foul water coming in. The problem now is no one can use their toilets but if they do they are making it worse.

“The drains are getting overwhelmed every time it rains.

“The drains along here haven't been touched for 70 years. They are too small. There is so much building up at the top of the hill that when it comes down there is too much surface water going into the sewers.”

One woman, who did not want to be named, said her bathroom and kitchen was flooded this morning.

She said: “We have phoned the water board, the council, and the police, but we are a bit more prepared now.

“We had a worse flood in 1961 and what they did afterwards must have been excellent, but in the last couple of years we have had this problem with the drains.”

A meeting between residents of Winchester Road to discuss the flooding problems has been arranged to be held at The Plaza on Sunday, January 12, at 10am.

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1:23pm Sat 4 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

stench takes years to go.
stench takes years to go. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

2:08pm Sat 4 Jan 14

cantthinkofone says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
stench takes years to go.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: stench takes years to go.[/p][/quote][something about Thatcher] cantthinkofone

2:44pm Sat 4 Jan 14

vpharm says...

why do we pay VAT, Councl tax, income tax, road x, fuel tax, environmental taxes, inurance tax only for councils to allow more buildg of homes WITHOUT insisiting drains MUST be upgraded?
Why dont the cuncil maintain the roads, drains etc?
They get a fortune so what do they do with OUR money?
why do we pay VAT, Councl tax, income tax, road x, fuel tax, environmental taxes, inurance tax only for councils to allow more buildg of homes WITHOUT insisiting drains MUST be upgraded? Why dont the cuncil maintain the roads, drains etc? They get a fortune so what do they do with OUR money? vpharm

4:50pm Sat 4 Jan 14

befriendly says...

The council approve planning so they can insist developers pay to upgrade drainage. Where I used to live the council made this a provision of planning on a new development. Four years on still no new development. Developers don't want to know when they're not going to make a lot of money on each new house. Have you not noticed how big companies sweeten councils with new roads, roundabouts and other infrastructure.
The council approve planning so they can insist developers pay to upgrade drainage. Where I used to live the council made this a provision of planning on a new development. Four years on still no new development. Developers don't want to know when they're not going to make a lot of money on each new house. Have you not noticed how big companies sweeten councils with new roads, roundabouts and other infrastructure. befriendly

5:23pm Sat 4 Jan 14

On the inside says...

vpharm wrote:
why do we pay VAT, Councl tax, income tax, road x, fuel tax, environmental taxes, inurance tax only for councils to allow more buildg of homes WITHOUT insisiting drains MUST be upgraded?
Why dont the cuncil maintain the roads, drains etc?
They get a fortune so what do they do with OUR money?
Because we pay very low taxes compared to countries like France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, etc. etc. Also, I'd like to see you draft a bill to stop 100 year record beating weather. Still, the weather has come from the USA so I suppose you would like them to pay?
[quote][p][bold]vpharm[/bold] wrote: why do we pay VAT, Councl tax, income tax, road x, fuel tax, environmental taxes, inurance tax only for councils to allow more buildg of homes WITHOUT insisiting drains MUST be upgraded? Why dont the cuncil maintain the roads, drains etc? They get a fortune so what do they do with OUR money?[/p][/quote]Because we pay very low taxes compared to countries like France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, etc. etc. Also, I'd like to see you draft a bill to stop 100 year record beating weather. Still, the weather has come from the USA so I suppose you would like them to pay? On the inside

7:31pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Linesman says...

Raw sewage on the streets of Romsey?

Did they want it cooked?
Raw sewage on the streets of Romsey? Did they want it cooked? Linesman

8:38pm Sat 4 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

Linesman wrote:
Raw sewage on the streets of Romsey?

Did they want it cooked?
Was it for the third or turd time? Maybe after cooking them they could motion them away.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: Raw sewage on the streets of Romsey? Did they want it cooked?[/p][/quote]Was it for the third or turd time? Maybe after cooking them they could motion them away. issacchunt

10:48pm Sat 4 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

vpharm wrote:
why do we pay VAT, Councl tax, income tax, road x, fuel tax, environmental taxes, inurance tax only for councils to allow more buildg of homes WITHOUT insisiting drains MUST be upgraded?
Why dont the cuncil maintain the roads, drains etc?
They get a fortune so what do they do with OUR money?
They should spend it on English literacy classes...
[quote][p][bold]vpharm[/bold] wrote: why do we pay VAT, Councl tax, income tax, road x, fuel tax, environmental taxes, inurance tax only for councils to allow more buildg of homes WITHOUT insisiting drains MUST be upgraded? Why dont the cuncil maintain the roads, drains etc? They get a fortune so what do they do with OUR money?[/p][/quote]They should spend it on English literacy classes... elvisimo

7:21am Sun 5 Jan 14

skeptik says...

My new shop - Up Sh*t creek - paddle sales.
My new shop - Up Sh*t creek - paddle sales. skeptik

1:26pm Sun 5 Jan 14

southy says...

""“We had a worse flood in 1961 and what they did afterwards must have been excellent, but in the last couple of years we have had this problem with the drains.” ""

That was before the days of privatisation in the 80's, when things was a lot better than they are now, its big profit before needs
""“We had a worse flood in 1961 and what they did afterwards must have been excellent, but in the last couple of years we have had this problem with the drains.” "" That was before the days of privatisation in the 80's, when things was a lot better than they are now, its big profit before needs southy

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