Houses flooded with sewage in Milford, Auckland

A burst sewage pipe in Milford, Auckland is leaving waste running through residents' properties.

A fire service spokeswoman said they were called to the scene on Shakespeare Road at 2:40am on Sunday morning after receiving reports of a water leak.

However, it was discovered upon arrival that the water leak was in fact a burst sewage pipe.

The firefighters in attendance notified the council and left the scene.

The water is cascading through a number of properties and gardens.

"Wastewater overflow detected on network, swimming not advised," reads Auckland Council's SafeSwim website.