Heavy rain and a collapsed sewerage pipe have caused problems for Blackpool residents this week.
The problems started on Saturday evening when water started to flood over the pavement on St Johns Avenue in Pilling. The situation quickly worsened with raw sewage creating ‘ponds’ in people’s gardens.
The problem seems to have stemmed from a collapsed sewer in a nearby street and United Utilities are currently looking at the problem. They have so far pumped sewerage into collection tankers and are installing a bypass pipe which will enable them to repair the collapse.
A United Utilities spokesperson stated:
“We are sorry to people in Pilling that have experienced the flooding. There has been a collapsed sewer on School Lane.
“We are working hard to fix the problem. A temporary sewer pipe has been installed to act as a by-pass but the heavy rain has led to a lot of soil going in the pipe which is causing blockages.”
The problem has been forcing residents to stay indoors so it’s hoped that the water company will fix the problem quickly.
If you notice that your drains are not taking water away as efficiently as they should it’s always advisable to get in touch with a drainage company who will be able to solve the problem for you.