Flood misery for young mum

Muirhead way, outside number 38, Joanne Hendry and neighbour Julie Wright'Photo Emma Mitchell'29/11/11
Muirhead way, outside number 38, Joanne Hendry and neighbour Julie Wright'Photo Emma Mitchell'29/11/11

A NEW mum has demanded answers after seeing her home flooded with raw sewage 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 being caused by a 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.”

It’s thought 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”.