Sewage complaint ‘laughed at’

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A RESIDENT claims he was laughed at when he reported “sewage” seeping on to a public footpath.

The Gedney Drove End man, who did not to want to be named, said he complained to Anglian Water about brown, smelly water from a dyke leaking across the footpath in Dawsmere Road.

He said: “They laughed at me when I told them, but it’s sewage.

“There are static caravans down there and, on the other side, a mains sewage plant.

“Children go down there and it’s smelly and not nice.”

A spokesman for Anglian Water said the claim the customer was laughed at was being investigated. The spokesman said: “We do not like the idea of customers feeling they are being treated badly.

“The problem was treated water, not sewage, caused by of a blockage in the dyke from people dumping rubbish in it.

“It has now been cleared.”