Manhole spewing sewage won’t be fixed till 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rain, like tonight’s, is a concern to people living along Stephen Foster Drive in Lexington. Neighbors like Anna Taylor say a  manhole behind her house spews sewage every time Lexington gets a big rain. She’s stopped complaining, saying the city never completely fixes the problem, but just recaps the manhole.

When ABC 36 was there today, there were kids playing in the creek. It’s a creek that runs to nearby Millcreek Elementary. David Brumfield says the manhole has been spewing sewage since last Friday.

Brumfield says, “It’s not going to stop. I mean my parents have said they’ve even had problems flushing their toilets. I think for some reason the water I guess is getting into the sewer and it blows the lid off and, like I said, after it’s not raining for four or five days then it stops doing it.”

The city says the manhole is on the city’s Wet Weather Sanitary Sewer Overflow List, and is checked every time it rains. Overflows are reported to the state and EPA. The city says this manhole is on a project list, but construction to fix it, won’t start until 2021.

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