RAW sewage spilling out onto the Queen Elizabeth Road in Enniskillen has been causing quite a stink in the last week.
It is not the first time this year that manholes along this stretch of road have overflowed.
But on this occasion, the problem has posed a considerable health risk with one witness describing how they saw a car hit puddles of sewage and splash up, soaking a number of young people close by.
Between Friday last week and Monday this week Northern Ireland Water attended the area to clean it up on four separate occasions.
A spokesperson for the water and sewerage service says the blockage was caused by a build-up of inappropriate items in the sewer. 
According to Enniskillen town councillor, Keith Elliott, NI Water had received a number of complaints.
“Last week I was made aware of sewage discharge on the Queen Elizabeth Road and the environmental impact this was having. 
“I was immediately concerned as I was conscious of the businesses nearby and the effect this scent would have on employees and customers. 
“In addition to this I was mindful of the significant number of tourists who have been in Enniskillen as we want to showcase all parts of our town as clean and welcoming areas. 
“I spoke to NI Water who came to the scene to begin remedial work. I trust that the desilting and other planned actions will fix this issue before the end of the week.
“They [NI Water] were jetting and sucking out the drains most of yesterday (Monday), hoping that it would sort it out.
“The Council has also contacted NI Water on the grounds of Health and Safety.
“This is not the first time this year that there has been an issue with sewage on this road. But they seem determined to get it sorted one way or another.”
The NI Water spokesperson said: “NI Water carried out work to an overflowing manhole cover on Queen Elizabeth Road in Enniskillen between Friday, July 13, and Monday, July 16. The manhole was overflowing as a result of a blockage caused by a build-up of inappropriate items in the sewer. NI Water removed the blockage and provided a full clean-up of the area. The incident has now been resolved.
“NI Water would like to appeal to the local community to be mindful of what they put down the toilet. Whilst NI Water has a responsibility for the sewers, we need everyone to dispose of their waste appropriately.
“NI Water has spent over £1.5 billion investing in water and wastewater infrastructure but no amount of investment will completely stop blocked pipes and out of sewer flooding if people continue to flush wipes (including flushable), sanitary items and cotton buds down the toilet. Customer awareness and behaviour change is the only real way to address sewer misuse; the message is simple, don’t flush anything other than paper, poo and pee and keep wastewater ‘Flo-ing’ through your home and our network.”