FLOODING victims have been left counting the cost of a dirty deluge.
Sewage-contaminated water 3ft deep ruined computer equipment and kitchen units in five terraced cottages in Penistone Road, Kirkburton.
They were flooded with sewage after heavy rain.
And Yorkshire Water and Kirklees Council blame each other for the problem.
Yorkshire Water staff went to the scene and the sewage subsided within hours in most of the homes, which are about 150 years old .
Mrs Sandra Lincoln, 55, said: "The sewers and drains backed-up and there was about 3ft of sewage in our cellar.
"A computer in there was ruined."
Mrs Lincoln said YW told her the gullies were blocked, which was Kirklees Council's responsibility.
"I must have made about 20 phone calls," added Mrs Lincoln.
"We moved into the house in September," she said. "The survey said there was no risk of flooding - other- wise we would not have bought it."
A YW spokesman said: "We had a partial blockage in the sewer 60 metres upstream from these properties. It was caused by a build-up of items that should have been in the dustbin.
"Had it not been for a vicious downpour that totally filled the system and resulted in sewage backing-up into cellars, it would have been cleared before any real problems arose.
"We helped with the clean-up."
A Kirklees spokesman said: "A YW sewer couldn't cope with the weight of water and discharged into cellars.
The gullies were not blocked and no work is needed on them. If householders want to discuss this we are happy to do so."