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Residents rage as foul sewage pours in to homes again.

Byline: DAVID MACKAY

FRUSTRATED residents in a Moray town have reached their "wit's end" after being flooded with raw sewage three times in just two weeks.

Human waste has poured in to homes in Rathburn Street in Buckie repeatedly over the past two months - but has been affecting the area for more than 10 years.

Scottish Water apologised yesterday and stressed work would begin on a temporary fix at the weekend.

However, locals are demanding a permanent solution, having watched their homes ruined by the foul water.

Anne McKay, who lives on the street, said: "We've got sandbags out permanently now. Our insurance has gone sky-high. It's got to the point now where we check it during the night to make sure everything's OK."

Scottish Water confirmed a fault has been detected in nearby pipes which has affected its ability to manage deluges.

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jun 15, 2019
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