Residents living next to huge sewage pipe say they are woken by the sounds of POOS being flushed away
Residents living next to a huge sewage pipe which was built outside their front doors say they are woken up by the sound of POOS being flushed away. The above ground pipe snakes around Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise development in Wellingborough, Northants. It was installed last November while Anglian Water fixed an underground pipe following a wave of complaints about foul smells.
Locals were given food hampers from the water company as an apology for the inconvenience and were reassured the new pipe would be temporary. Anglian Water estimated the work would be completed next month but residents fear they'll be living with the outdoor "poo pipe" until the summer.
Fed-up locals say they are woken by the sound of poos being flushed away at night while others brand it an "eyesore". Firefighter Craig Rollason, 32, lives opposite the pipe with his wife Katie, 30, and their newborn baby son Harris. He said: “When the pipe went up we were all given a hamper from Anglian Water and told it would be sorted by March. “Due to the freezing weather last month, we’ve now been warned that it might not be taken down until May or June. "Before the work started it really smelled bad which was because of the damaged pipe. "We were glad it was getting sorted out but it's been going on for a while now.