We’ve been contacted by some residents in Laburnum Way, Rawreth, who have a serious problem with a polluted ditch near their homes.
It’s a surface water ditch that passes the edge of the Wimpey houses being built at the Park School site, and then runs alongside Rawreth Lane for a while.
For the past fortnight there’s been a sewage smell coming out of the ditch. This week some residents contacted Anglian water, who arrived very quickly – within a half an hour. We understand that they carried out an ammonia test which confirmed there is human effluent in there. One explanation could be that someone has recently contacted a sewage pipe into the surface water system by mistake.
The smell is unpleasant, and is clearly a health hazard. We’ll be asking Anglian Water for a copy of their written report on this, and doing what we can to get the culprit to sort this out immediately.