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Children Walk Through Sewage Outflow To Get To School


Children had to walk through faeces to get into their St Paul’s Bay primary school on Thursday morning as sewage flowed along the road past it into the sea…



Though the local council said the responsible authorities had been contacted right away, a frustrated parent described how his two daughters had to walk from the car into school navigating through ‘faeces, virus, and bacteria’, carrying it into the building.


A river of drainage flows past Maria Regina College in St Paul's Bay.


The river of sewage streamed from Triq San Ġuzepp down to Triq San Publiju and into Triq l-Iskola, before flowing into the sea.



St Paul’s Bay mayor Alfred Grima could not say whether the issue had been resolved by mid-morning, but insisted that such a situation was unacceptable, especially near a school.


The sewage ended up in the sea.


While the mayor said the drainage division of the Water Services Corporation arrived on site to tackle the issue by 8am, the council had heard nothing from the Health Department since it reported the sewage outflow on Wednesday.