We are aware of another unlicensed sewage spillage near Stoke Pumping Station last Saturday, when 6 man-hole covers lifted for about 3.5 hours spilling out sewage that is both close to homes and, in a few cases, in their gardens. The 2 pumps were, I understand, working at the time. Southern Water Emergency could not be reached by one of those householders affected because, they were told, 'something like1000 red Alerts' had also come in from across the southern region. We await news as to exactly what caused this incident. Our sympathies go out to the households affected.