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Sewage floods road in York

Earswick Sewage

1:20pm 16th January 2018
(Updated 2:13pm 16th January 2018)

Yorkshire Water has been working to repair a sewer after it burst at the weekend.

Residents in Earswick reported a terrible smell with raw sewage in the road near the River Foss


Earswick Sewage


Tom Phillips, Customer Service Manager at Yorkshire Water, said:

“During the early hours of Sunday morning a rising main sewer located under a field in Earswick cracked and as a result we have had to tanker flows from Willow Grove sewage pumping station until the repair in complete.

We are making good progress fixing the problem and hope to have the pumping station repaired and back in use as soon as possible within the next few days.

For the time being, we have shut it down to help prevent any pollution problems and sewage escapes.

As soon as the repair work – which requires small scale excavation - is complete, the tankering will stop and we will ensure the ground surface is put back to its original condition.”



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