Severn Trent Sewer Clearance Welcomed By Councillors.

I have along with Mary and Rita over the last few weeks, been tackling a property following a report of flooding with sewerage multiple times, Phil visited the dwelling originally and found a lady with sewerage in her bathroom. This was not the first time. Wolverhampton Homes were informed and they sent an operative to identify and deliver relief to the occupant. It was clear that there was more to this issue when we told that this had happened multiple times over the last year.

Phil contacted Severn Trent Water Company, and they have been involved since.
Severn Trent Water Company – have now informed us that recently there has been “No issues were identified when we attended site, so we did wider investigations to try and find out the root cause. As a result, we completed a cleanse of the sewer which was approximately 103 meters in length.
Outstanding works
A further section of sewer was camera surveyed and cleansed (Line B), although the camera survey shows some cement and debris still in the line. We now have to make sure this cement and debris is removed and there are no further defects. I’m currently awaiting a start date for this work but I’m assured it will be conducted during the next week. We believe this is likely to be the cause of the previous flooding.

Once the further work is completed, we’ll review the CCTV footage to ensure the sewer is clear and running as it should be. As an extra precaution we’re arranging for ad hoc inspections to health check the main. We’ll be installing monitors to give us advanced warning should any future blockage issues start and deal with them before the residents experience any further disruptions.”

Councillor Phil Bateman said “All three Councillors have been out and inspected the dwelling when it was invaded by sewerage. We have been progressing this case ever since. I am confident as City Councillors that we could not have done more, for our resident. We will keep a close watch on the remaining issue that Severn Trent have declared. We hope that the sewer clearance , will have cleared the problem. But we stand by to act again in the unlikely event of it happening again.”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more