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Picture of sewage around the beck on Eastgate

When the vactors leave...

The vactors will continue draining the sewer in Newbald for a little while yet. Each time they come they measure how quickly the sewers refill. Depending on rainfall, we won’t need the tankers for much longer.

Yorkshire Water will then start phase 2, where they look to identify any causes beyond high ground water levels by inserting a camera into the sewer.

Jack Marshall has acted as a key contact for Yorkshire Water in the village.

After the vactors have stopped coming, Jack is requesting that if anyone notices any problems with sewage, however slight, they contact him. He will then be able to speak to his contact at Yorkshire Water and arrange for the vactors to come back out.

Jack asks those residents at risk do the following:

  • Check your manholes daily. Are they swirling? Are they full? Are they higher than they should be? There should not be any build up of water in them.
  • Is your toilet flushing ok? If not, check to see if there is a blockage in your manhole. If it’s all water, then let Jack know. If it’s solid matter you will need a rod or jet wash.
  • Are your drains backing up despite not having any debris in them? Please let Jack know.

Jack’s number is 07730533049. He has also organised a Whatsapp group for everyone impacted by the sewage problems. Here is the link. https://chat.whatsapp.com/LeDe4EQJi1o5EmZR5hP4K8.