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Sewage messing up Falmouth

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Raw sewage running on Victoria Street in Falmouth. In the far background is the new Falmouth Police Station from which the sewage comes.-Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:Raw sewage emitting foul odour is running on Victoria Street immediately before the Victim Support Office in Falmouth since September with "no ending in sight", according to residents after many representations have been made to the authorities, to no avail.

The sewage is coming from the new state-of-the-art Falmouth Police Station. This is the main line linking the station to the sole sewage treatment plant at Race Course in the town. The residents are concerned about the danger of diseases, including rashes, which may breakout because of the situation. Visitors to the Victim Support Unit are also exposed to this danger. What is most alarming is that many persons walk in this sewage for a time before realising that it is the sewage causing the smell and not just a broken water main. Children sometimes play in it before being hit by the smell.

Numerous reports have been made to the authorities, including the parish council, health department and the police, according to residents, but nothing is being done.