Tankers carry sewage away after Gosport pumping station fault

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SEWAGE is being transported by tankers after a pumping station broke.

Southern Water engineers are fixing a faulty unit under the junction of Lees Lane and Forton Road, Gosport.

The fault happened on November 18 but workers have been given an extension to do the work by Hampshire County Council after delays.

A spokeswoman said: ‘The location means accessing the pumps to make the repair has proved challenging, however, we are making progress.

‘It was initially hoped we could complete the repairs overnight, to avoid having to shut the road during the day.

‘The short timeframes and heavy rain meant progress was slow so Hampshire County Council gave us permission to close the road 24/7, as of Monday.

‘While the pumping station is out of action, we are using tankers to transport wastewater to a nearby treatment works.’

She said this means people can still use toilets, showers and washing machines.

‘We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this is causing,’ she added.

‘We’re doing all we can to minimise impact on nearby residents and road users. This is a complex task.’