The people of a Scottish town feel ‘queasy’ every time they leave home.
Raw sewage has flooded Taybridge Drive in Aberfeldy on three separate occasions.
Most recently, locals had to deal with the problem twice within a week.
One Taybridge Drive resident was furious: “We live in such a beautiful place overlooking the river.
“The sewage formed a puddle on the sidewalk that reached quite far.
‘She [Scottish Water] should have cordoned off the affected area as soon as they found out to prevent unsuspecting cars and people from passing through.’
Scottish Water has apologized for the problem caused by a blocked sewer.
A blockage was successfully cleared on Monday, March 6th.
On Thursday, March 9, another clog erupted, with residents again reporting a foul odor and the sight of used toilet paper flowing back down the drain.
The raw sewage spewed out of the roadside drain, ran along the road and pooled across the road near Wades Bridge and the popular Black Watch Monument.
Frozen ground has hampered an orderly evacuation and road crews will have to return when the weather warms up.
Local Conservative councilor John Duff and his SNP colleague Bailie Mike Williamson have been drafted by locals to help find a solution to the fetid situation.
Mr Williamson told the Perthshire Advertiser locals were feeling “queasy”.
Cllr Duff added: “This is more than just a clogged drain. That it has happened so many times in the same place in such a short period of time would suggest there is a larger problem here that simply flushing the pipes will not solve.
“The condition of the road when this happens is totally unacceptable and very uncomfortable for residents, pedestrians and visitors to this tourist area of the city.”
A Scottish Water spokesman said: “Responders have been carrying out additional work on Taybridge Drive in Aberfeldy in response to further flooding of sewers in the area.
“Due to repeated blockages, a squad was on site Thursday and further investigations, including CCTV work, are being arranged to locate and remove the obstruction.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and concern caused, but take this opportunity to remind people of our Nature Calls campaign, which urges our customers not to flush wipes and other inappropriate items down the toilet to protect through prevention.” to contribute to the environment and communities Sewers are clogged.’
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