Heavy rainfall causes sewers to flood in Romford

Heavy rainfall caused a sewer to flood in Brooklands Walk, Romford. Picture: Havering Council

Heavy rainfall caused a sewer to flood in Brooklands Walk, Romford in 2019. - Credit: Havering Council

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).

"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."