Heavy rainfall causes sewers to flood in Romford
PUBLISHED: 12:01 23 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:16 23 December 2019
Heavy rainfall over the weekend caused raw sewage to overflow into a Romford street.
Havering Council reported the sewage leak in Brooklands Walk to Thames Water on Friday, December 20.
The council tweeted: "Due to the heavy rain, raw sewage is overflowing from drains in Brooklands Walk, (off North Street, next to Matalan).
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"Avoid if possible. We hope that @thameswater will be able to rectify this shortly."
Thames Water engineers told the Recorder that the site was cleared after rainfall diluted the wastewater.
A spokesman said: "Due to the large volume of sustained rain, one of our sewers flooded over the weekend.
"Our engineers were quickly on site to clear up the heavily diluted wastewater."