The Kakamega county government and land grabbers are in a standoff as the county reclaims encroached public sewer
WOOD panel manufacturer Kronospan has been fined PS80,000 for contaminating a public sewer
Neighbouring residents have written to the council to raise their concerns but the firm says other measures can be undertaken to prevent spillages and public sewer
The council voted 4 to 2 in favor of the decision to process 70,000 gallons of nuclear reactor wastewater in its public sewer
Eligible pumping stations are those which serve more than one property and connect to the existing public sewer
network or those which serve a single property but sit outside the property boundary.
Wessex Water said it was called to resolve more than 13,000 blockages every year on the public sewer
system in its region alone.
A spokesperson for the council said: "In the course of our own investigations, we have discovered that the drainage pipes serving the road gullies in Longrigg Road outside the former J & J Stanley site have been severed at some time in the past and are no longer connected to the public sewer
"The council will begin emergency repair work on Friday to attempt to reconnect the gullies to the public sewer
, and we hope to be able to open the road to traffic early next week using temporary traffic lights."
MSD is responsible for the public sewer
system that homes and businesses connect to through lateral lines.
It is a criminal offence under section 121 of the Water Industry Act 1991 to contravene conditions regulating the nature and composition of trade effluent discharged into a public sewer
Currently it is down to property owners to take care of the pipes connecting their property to the main public sewer