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Ousing smelly brown liquid seeping out of the pavement from a tarmac repair.

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Janis Dolan at 22:35, Thursday 27 July 2017

Sent to Rochdale Borough Council 5 minutes later

This has been a constant problem for many years, many YEARS people. I need you to fix it for once and for all. The brown water is definitely not fresh water, and definitely not rain water, although it does get mixed with the rain because there is a rain water drain which empties out onto the same part of the pavement. This is at the foot of steps to the building. There is no way people can walk through this, or step over this. It is on the pavement. It is putrid and it needs sorting out. I report this twice a year for 5 or 6 years and nothing is done. There is a thick green and brown algae grows in it, the flies love it, and it is slimy and a slipping hazard. It might even eat the sole of your shoes if you are not careful. It is in our considered opinion, coming from the drains from the flats, as it often increases noticeably after meal times in the evening. It never, never ever dries up, even after long hot dry spells with no rain. This is at the foot of the steps to the building. You owe it to the council tax payers in the homes nearby, to fix this problem soon.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 00:30, Friday 25 August 2017

  • My sister moved into this address in 2001. The problem has existed to our knowledge, all this time. The track of tgis slurry meanders across tye pathway and in front of the bottom step. You cannot avoid it. I have to walk through this to get to the steps leading to the address, so do many others. The council strangely blocked off the other entrance so there is no other way in. This brown slimy oily ouse has been seeping up through the pavement for 16 years. I make two or three attempts per year, to solve this. I have written to councillors and environmental health and water companies but no one has tackled it. It must be a health hazard cos it stinks. It was tested once but miraculously the report got lost. The words "piss-up" and "brewery" come to mind when talking about Rochdale (useless) Borough Council.

    Posted by Janis Dolan at 00:30, Friday 25 August 2017

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