You don't have a 'right' to break the lease, but your landlord should be providing alternative acommodation in my opinion. Have a chat with the environmental health officer at your local council.
If you do break the lease then the landlord may sue in an attempt to recover up to the balance of your contract rent. Obviously, you'd defend such a claim and hope that the judge agreed that your actions were reasonable.
IMHO the sewerage should not be affecting your drinking water - no opportunity for cross contamination - but I wouldn't want to be living there until the problem had been solved and the place had had time to dry out / air.
IMHO your landlord is being a bit slow, but he is trying to sort it out - would you have been able to solve the problem any quicker if it was your own property & you were paying for / organising repairs?
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