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Horning business owners say flooding is bringing sewage into street

PUBLISHED: 15:34 02 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:23 03 December 2017

Water bubbles out from a manhole cover in Ferry Road, Horning. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Water bubbles out from a manhole cover in Ferry Road, Horning. Picture: ANDREW STONE

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Businesses in Ferry Road, Horning paid for a pump to clear the road after it was left impassable due to flooding again.

Water bubbles out from a manhole cover in Ferry Road, Horning. picture: ANDREW STONE Water bubbles out from a manhole cover in Ferry Road, Horning. picture: ANDREW STONE

Paul Rice, a North Norfolk councillor and chair of the Ferry Road Flood Forum said the road had been flooded since Thursday.

“The road was flooded all of Friday and most of Thursday,” he said. “A pump was eventually brought in at around 9am this morning and took about two hours to clear all the water.”

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He said the floods were caused by a mixture of fresh water and sewage bubbling out of manhole covers in the street.

A pump was brought in to help clear flooding in Ferry Road, Horning. Picture: ANDREW STONE A pump was brought in to help clear flooding in Ferry Road, Horning. Picture: ANDREW STONE

“You can smell the sewage. I reported the matter to Anglian Water but was told the floods were an act of nature and there is nothing they can do.

“But that is not true - there are broken sewer connections that you can see and the problem was recently made worse by water from all the snow and rain we’ve had getting into the foul water system.”

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