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Foetus, clothes clog manholes

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Blockages of the sewerage system were blamed on wipes, garments, and even a dead foetus, causing an overflow of waste water and an unbearable stench.

Those concerns were raised by National Water Commission (NWC) work crewmen, who busily removed debris choking the system

As a tropical wave sweeps westward over the southern Caribbean Sea threatening showers for Jamaica this weekend, residents of Waterford, St Catherine, are fearful of another episode of lamentable flooding.

Blockages of the sewerage system were blamed on wipes, garments, and even a dead foetus, causing an overflow of waste water and an unbearable stench.

Those concerns were raised by National Water Commission (NWC) work crewmen, who busily removed debris choking the system.

Residents have complained of the health hazard for some time and are haunted by memories of cleaning raw sewage from their homes.

“We find dozen and likkle bit of panty, brassiere, little baby (foetus), and the police have to come and do dem checks. Wipes can’t dissolve; a tissue fi flush. When we lift the manhole, we see everything in there. We a wonder how,” a worker said.

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