A DUNTOCHER man has described how a flooded drain has repeatedly left sewage and toilet toilet paper strewn all over the street outside his home.

Conail McBrearty contacted Scottish Water after he noticed the drain on the junction of Old Mill Road and Linden Drive overflowing with water and waste paper following heavy rain.

The 59-year-old photographed the flooded drain on August 12, and again when the same issue occurred on August 20.

An employee of Scottish Water attended on August 21 and, according to Mr McBrearty, said the issue was fixed.

But the problem happened again on August 27.

Mr McBrearty told the Post his neighbours believed it to be an ongoing issue with a surface water gully on the same road which has been backed up for around 20 years.

He also says he’s noticed cracks in the road surface between the two drains and fears the flooding, winter weather and lack of a long term solution to the drainage issues could result in damage to the road and nearby pavement which is used by children attending local schools.

The Post has now seen correspondence from Scottish Water and West Dunbartonshire Council which confirms an ongoing issue with backed up water in the drainage system, with both organisations attending after the issue was raised on August 20 to remove water built up in the surface water gully.

Mr McBrearty said he thinks it’s no coincidence that the sewage pipe is overflowing while the gully is inadequate, as there is nowhere else for heavy rainfall to run into.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We will be carrying out checks in this area to make sure our infrastructure is working as it should.

“If any issues are identified, measures will be taken to rectify them.”

Despite the gully operating to clear water and alleviate floods, in exceptionally heavy rain the drain will still overflow because the capacity of some or several parts of the drainage system is exceeded.

West Dunbartonshire Council are also aware of the issue with the road damage and have launched an investigation into the issue.

A spokesperson for WDC said: “Scottish Water notified us of a sewage issue and we have since arranged to clean and jet the gully as well as consider whether a new outlet is required at this location.

“These investigatory works will commence this week and the resident has been notified of these plans.”