End our floody hell pleads fed-up Briggs mum

Muirhead Way, Julie Wright, her mum Doreen Wright and julie's 5 week old daughter Rebecca outside the fron of number 40 muirhead way'Photo Emma Mitchell'29/11/11
Muirhead Way, Julie Wright, her mum Doreen Wright and julie's 5 week old daughter Rebecca outside the fron of number 40 muirhead way'Photo Emma Mitchell'29/11/11

A DISGUSTED mum hit out after her property was flooded with human waste for the fifth time in five months.

Julie Wright’s home has been plagued by the problem since August - and last week’s heavy rain saw the worst flooding yet hit the street were she lives.

Julie and her neighbour Joanne Hendry say no one is prepared to take responsibility for the flooding - which they believe is caused by the neighbouring Taylor Wimpey housing development.

Julie, who lives in Muirhead Way, Bishopbriggs, said: “It happens every time there’s heavy rain.

“The sewage comes up through a manhole in the garden and is absolutely disgusting.

“Everything just gets backed up and nobody seems to be able to sort it out.

“In October I had to move out. I was a couple of days away from giving birth to my daughter, Rebecca, and the toilet wouldn’t even flush. Now when the sinks won’t even drain it’s impossible to properly rinse her bottle.”

Joanne added: “The pumping station that serves the street is part of the Taylor Wimpey Development and we’ve been told before that Scottish Water have not adopted it yet.

“They are building more and more houses, which is putting more and more strain on the pumping system which just can’t cope any more.”

The Herald understands that responsibility for the pumping station was taken over by Scottish Water just days before the latest floods hit.

A spokesperson from Taylor Wimpey said: “We can confirm that all works for the Bishops Meadow development are in full compliance with all plans and technical approvals required by East Dunbartonshire Council and Scottish Water.

“Responsibility for the local pumping station has been handed over to Scottish Water, who have confirmed to both Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and Mrs Hendry that they have a maintenance plan for it.”

A Scottish Water spokesperson confirmed that workers had been sent out to “evaluate the problem and take appropriate action”.