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23/10/2021

Sewage flowing just 'two inches' from entering Dara Park homes

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Families with young children endured raw sewage flowing just 'two inches' from the inside of their  homes in a Newbridge housing estate last night. Hundreds of residents at Dara Park were met by the 'rotten stench' of raw sewage at approximately 9 p.m when the drains started to overflow. The centre of the estate was the worst effected by the heavy deluge of rain. Representing Dara Park Residents Commitee, Joe Burke said: "I have been living here almost 40 years and I have seen it all. It stopped just in time last night, it was two inches away from people's homes." Meanwhile, Mr Burke acknowledged that County Council's work on gulleys improved the situation last night and ensured that the floods diminished more quickly. However, urgent work is required at Dara Park. It is anticipated that next month emergency flood alleviation works will begin.            

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