Water vows to resolve Brent
Knoll sewage problems
Water has pledged to increase the capacity of sewers in Brent
Knoll after sewage has been seen bubbling up through manhole covers
in the village this month.
Residents say the village has been suffering from long-running
issues that have led to standing water and sewage being spotted
in Brent Street, pictured here during flooding.
residents have told Burnham-On-Sea.com they have also suffered
from toilets and washing machines being unable to feed water into
the sewer system because it is backed up.
Wessex Water spokesman said: "We have experienced an unprecedented
amount of rainfall over the last few months which has led to sewers
in the area struggling to cope with an increase of flows."
a result, work to increase the capacity of sewers in Brent Knoll
will start later this year. In the meantime, we are working closely
with residents in the area to reduce the risk of flooding to their
Knoll Parish Council has been using a mobile pump to reduce flooding
in the village, while Wessex Water has also been using tankers
to remove excess sewage and relieve pressure on blocked pipes.