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Misery in St Matthias

LISA KING, [email protected]

Misery in St Matthias

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Forty years and counting. That was how long residents of St Matthias Housing Area in Christ Church said they had been having problems with burst pipes and overflowing wells with broken covers, causing them physical and mental distress.

Stephen Streeks said for the last three weeks, a burst pipe some distance away resulted in a water flow which ran into a cul-de-sac a short distance away from his home. He also said he had to balance to access the sidewalk in front of his house.

He told the DAILY NATION he was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance last week after he contracted gastroenteritis. 

Eighty-year-old Norma Ashby, who lived opposite Streeks, claimed she was trapped by water which settled in front of her house. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.