Hundreds of litres of foam ended up in the sewerage system. Three homes were particularly badly affected.
“I had imagined my evening quite differently” says local resident Freddy. “I had to remove five barrels of foam from my loo and boiler area. I had just finished by bike training and was looking forward to a hot shower”.
A local resident noticed the foam coming up from the sewers in the early afternoon and alerted the soap plant. They were not aware of any problems. It was only later that evening when the entire avenue was covered in foam that the fire service deployed.
Fire-fighters used an anti-foam product and the company sent over two vacuum trucks to sort the problem. At no point was there any threat to public health. Residents will receive compensation for any damage.