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Video: Sewage flows down street at Barney Point

UPDATE FRIDAY: Whenever it rains heavily, logs float down Wood St in Barney Pt and its residents are fed up.

Yesterday morning faeces, toilet paper and medication joined the logs down the street and onto properties.

Ron Holt has lived on Wood St for 56 years and said it happened every time it flooded, since the late 1960s.

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"It stinks. I can tell you that," he said. "I have seen the three caps in the street floating six inches in the air."

Barney Point resident Ron Holt is angry that nothing has been done about flooding in his street.
Barney Point resident Ron Holt is angry that nothing has been done about flooding in his street. Mike Richards GLA220115FLOD

Mr Holt said in the past he had complained to Gladstone Regional Council, and tests were carried out.

He said the council put smoke in the lines to see where the water was getting in about 12 months ago.

"I also got a letter saying an engineer has been looking at it, but obviously nothing has been done."

Yesterday was the first time Mr Holt's new neighbour Tim McCarthy experienced sewage run down his street.

"You can see toilet paper, faeces and meds," he said.

"It was quite high, and when we drove the car up the driveway it washed it up into the garage."

Gladstone Regional Council did not respond to questions before deadline.

The residents of Wood St in Barney Point are sick and tired of constant road closures every time it rains.
The residents of Wood St in Barney Point are sick and tired of constant road closures every time it rains. Ebony Battersby

THURSDAY: It may be great weather for ducks, but the residents of Wood St in Barney Point are sick of having a river running out the front of their homes every time it rains.

Local residents told The Observer water began flowing up to the gutters at 6.30am on Thursday.

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Mr and Mrs Cutterham said the drainage systems on Wood St were clearly in need of repair.

"We're sick of it flooding, it happens all the time," they said.

"This morning it was up to our front step. These poor people down the street are new tenants so we warned them to move their cars.

"We've had cars written off because of flooding here before."

An approaching king tide at 10.30am is likely to cause more headaches for Barney Point residents.

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