A mother-of-three has hit out after filthy drain waste has continued to pile up in her garden over a number of years.

Kelly Jordan, who lives close to Winchester Way in Breightmet, says that there has been an issue with the drain waste overflowing since she moved in in 2016.

One of the main problems has been wipes and other objects clogging the drains, which has created an extremely strong odour.

She said: “I have got to keep my dog, children, and grandchildren indoors when it is like that.

“Every so often the drain at the back of my property fills up and it is always me who has to suffer with all the waste and the smell.”

Kelly says that while Bolton at Home and United Utilities have been out on a number of occasions on emergency visits, and she knows it is not their fault, she has become fed up.​

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She said: “I have had to take time off work before, and it is getting beyond a joke.

“It has got to the point where it is a health and safety issue.

“It’s mainly the smell that comes into my house and makes my house stink.

“It is really disgusting.”

She also says that other neighbours and previous tenants have said that it has been going on for at least 15 years, and that one neighbour has ended up with drain water in her washing machine.

Kelly said: “Once the drain is blocked, everything comes back up because it is not able to drain properly.

“I just want this problem to stop because I can’t afford to take time off work to allow workmen into fix a problem I am not causing, but they can’t keep coming out to fix it either.”

Bolton at Home said that as part of a joined-up approach with United Utilities, they will continue to help unblock the drain.

A spokesperson for Bolton at Home said: “We appreciate this is a frustrating and unpleasant issue for our customer to deal with.

“We have made emergency visits to our customer’s home on multiple occasions to unblock the drain and undertake any required clean-up.

“We have co-ordinated with the drainage team at the council and United Utilities where further action is required to unblock the drain.

“As the utility provider, United Utilities would decide if any further measures need to be taken.”

Last week, a spokesperson for United Utilities added: “Our drainage team has been out to investigate blocked sewers in Breightmet this week.

“They cleared several masses made up of things such as baby wipes and sanitary items.

“We would like to remind people that only the three Ps should be flushed – pee, poo and (toilet) paper – to help prevent blockages.”

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