Heavy rain leads to '˜foul' wastewater in Ballykelly man's garden

Torrential rain on Friday evening led to wastewater flowing into the garden and backyard of a Ballykelly man's home.

Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 5:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 10:32 am
Mr Moore's garden was flooded.

Ernest Moore told the ‘Journal’ the heavy rain caused water from sewers to burst up through manhole coversat Hyacinth Avenue and overflow, with the water then running into the gardens of local homes.

Mr Moore, who lives with a disability, said the issue has been ongoing for a number of years and told how residents are getting increasingly fed up.

He spent Saturday trying to pump the foul smelling water from his premises but was worried that further rain forecast would cause more issues.

The overflowing sewerage tank

Mr Moore said the overflowing sewerage tank needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.