Great Bardfield sewer blockage caused by wet wipes

Great Bardfield sewage.

Great Bardfield sewage. - Credit: Archant

A blockage caused by wet wipes led to sewage overflowing onto the pavement in Bendlowes Road, Great Bardfield yesterday (Wednesday, March 30).

The problem, which began in the morning was cleared by early afternoon.

Sarah Dobson, spokesman for Anglian Water, said: “Our teams attended after reports of an overflowing sewer.

“This was caused by wipes. Blockages like this make the sewage back up and overflow, flooding homes and gardens and damaging the local environment. Wipes, whether for babies or make-up, should go in the bin, not down the loo.

“We’d like to remind everyone of our “keep it clear” campaign and ask people to do their bit to keep pipes clear. The good news is it doesn’t take much effort: Simply allow fats to cool and scrape them into the bin rather than pouring them down the sink.

“Our teams attended quickly, removing the blockage and will remain on site to complete a clean-up of the area.”