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Residents in a suburb of West Sydney were evacuated after waking up when their homes were flooded by a flood of water from an open water pipeline on Saturday

Residents are forced to evacuate from their homes after an open water pipeline flows raw wastewater into their homes and floods streets

  • Residents in the western street of Sydney have been evacuated after the water surge
  • Video of the street in Kingswood shows a flowing stream of knee-high water
  • The water is said to have been flooded in sewer pipes, causing them to overflow
  • The street was closed on Saturday morning because crews were working to solve the problem
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Residents in a suburb of West Sydney were evacuated after waking up when their homes were flooded by a flood of water from an open water pipeline on Saturday.

Video of the burst pipe shows knee deep water flowing out of the ground and flowing down the street in Kingswood, near Penrith.

& # 39; It sounded like there was a van at the front, so I went out and there was no truck, a river of water came along our driveway that quickly came up our front door, & # 39; said resident Kelly Cummings.

Residents in a suburb of West Sydney were evacuated after waking up when their homes were flooded by a flood of water from an open water pipeline on Saturday

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Residents in a suburb of West Sydney were evacuated after waking up when their homes were flooded by a flood of water from an open water pipeline on Saturday

Mrs. Cummings said they used improvised sandbags to keep most of the water out, but some still walked into their living room.

Video of Mrs. Cummings' house shows debris from the dirty water strewn across her floor and watermarks on the walls.

& # 39; Our back yard is a swimming pool … I thought we would never be flooded here because the water always flows down the street, but there was just too much water, & # 39; she said.

Rescue teams evacuated more than 60 people after the water was allegedly flushed into sewer pipes causing them to flood.

& # 39; Emergency services are on tap water in Kingswood, & # 39; NSW Police published on their Facebook on Saturday morning.

& # 39; The operation, which started today at 8 a.m., is coordinated by officers from the Nepean Police Area Command, assisted by Sydney Water Services.

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& # 39; A small number of residents have been evacuated because of water that affects their land-based units. & # 39;

Video of the burst pipe shows knee deep water flowing out of the ground and flowing down the street in Kingswood, near Penrith

Video of the burst pipe shows knee deep water flowing out of the ground and flowing down the street in Kingswood, near Penrith

Video of the burst pipe shows knee deep water flowing out of the ground and flowing down the street in Kingswood, near Penrith

& # 39; A river of water flowed past our driveway and quickly entered our front door, & # 39; said resident Kelly Cummings

& # 39; A river of water flowed past our driveway and quickly entered our front door, & # 39; said resident Kelly Cummings

& # 39; A river of water flowed past our driveway and quickly entered our front door, & # 39; said resident Kelly Cummings

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& # 39; Bringelly Road on Kingswood is expected to remain closed for a longer period. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. & # 39;

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Penrith City Council for comments.

Video of the house of Mrs. Cummings shows debris from the dirty water strewn across her floor and watermarks on the walls

Video of the house of Mrs. Cummings shows debris from the dirty water strewn across her floor and watermarks on the walls

Video of the house of Mrs. Cummings shows debris from the dirty water strewn across her floor and watermarks on the walls

& # 39; I thought we would never be submerged here because the water always flows down the street, but there was just too much water, & # 39; said Mrs. Cummings

& # 39; I thought we would never be submerged here because the water always flows down the street, but there was just too much water, & # 39; said Mrs. Cummings

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& # 39; I thought we would never be submerged here because the water always flows down the street, but there was just too much water, & # 39; said Mrs. Cummings

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