A Holme Valley resident is kicking up a stink – over raw sewage seeping through a wall onto a major road.
The foul-smelling water is running from the drystone wall at the junction of Modd Lane and busy Woodhead Road at Holmfirth.
Now Yorkshire Water is investigating the cause of the pollution, which has been branded a health hazard.
Resident Tony Cook said: “This all started on Thursday last week. I called Kirklees environmental health, but they said it was a matter for Yorkshire Water who would send someone out.
“It’s just flooding out over the pavement and into the road. It covers about 4ft of the pavement and stretches for about 50 yards down the road.
“At school time youngsters are having to walk through it or walk into the main road to avoid it. People with pushchairs are having to go through it as well.”
A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “We were made aware of sewage spilling into Modd Lane in Holmfirth last weekend and visited the area the next day to carry out some tests so we could try to understand the cause.
“There were no apparent issues with our assets in the area and we have since revisited the site twice to carry out further inspections.
“We’d like to reassure residents in the area that we’re doing everything possible to rectify this problem as quickly as possible and ask them to bear with us while we try to do so.”