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Residents' sewage nightmare

Families on a road in Margate are furious after sewage flooded into their homes from a burst drain. The householders had only moved in to the new properties three weeks ago.

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Residents' fury as homes fill with raw sewage

Families in Kent are furious at Southern Water that sewage flooded into their homes from a burst drain. The householders in Margate had only moved in to the new properties three weeks ago.

In a statement today Southern Water said: “We sincerely apologise for the disruption and distress caused by this unexpected incident. Initial investigations indicate that the incident was the result of a blockage caused by a build up of debris such as wet wipes, nappies and fat deposits.

Our team are on site dealing with the situation and liaising directly with the family affected and a comprehensive clean-up is being completed”.

Click on the link below to see David Johns' report.

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