Heavy rain leads to ‘foul’ wastewater in Ballykelly man’s garden

Mr Moore's garden was flooded.
Mr Moore's garden was flooded.

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

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.

The overflowing sewerage tank

The overflowing sewerage tank

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.

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