RAW sewage has poured from a drain in front of a primary school.
School Lane in Mickle Trafford was blighted by the stench of raw sewage for nearly four days after a drain overflowed on Saturday last week.
The waste remained on the lane until United Utilities came to clean the area on Tuesday evening.
Mark Leary, who lives in the lane, said: “I phoned United Utilities on Sunday and they said ‘we’ll come and sort it’, but they didn’t.
“It’s caused environmental health problems.
“We think they put the wrong pipework in when new houses were built at the end of the road.
“There’s been consistently heavy flooding ever since they were built about 12 months ago.
“United Utilities have been completely incompetent.
“It collected in puddles and it was extremely unpleasant.
“Our understanding is that they were warned about this issue and ignored it.”
The problem was brought to the attention of the school when youngsters arrived on Monday.
Headteacher at Mickle Trafford Village School Julia Keane said: “One of our parents asked if we could phone United Utilities to add weight to the call.
“It’s been difficult for families living nearby because that is the only pavement.”
United Utilities spokes- woman Anne Benson said an engineer was sent as soon as possible: “Due to the high volume of calls over the weekend, following heavy rain, this meant we were not able to deal with the incident on Sunday. We sent engineers out again on Wednesday to check the area.
“If anyone does see any flooding, please report it so we can investigate. If it becomes an ongoing problem, we would investigate further and put it onto our major schemes programme for work.”
For problems with drains and sewers, call United Utilities on 0845 602 0406.