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Road drain between 90-92 Bottrels lane

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 11:31, Monday 12 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 1 minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5565239.

The drain is connected to a gully on the verge. It’s always blocked and floods 3-4 properties causing driveways to degrade and potholes form when freezing

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  • This has been passed to the Highway Officer to investigate.

    We know that an important part of any road network is the drainage system which is designed to carry water away from the road surface. Even when a gully is clean and well maintained it will only cope with a certain volume of water at one time, a sudden and heavy downpour can still cause flooding especially if the road is in a low lying area.

    The Highway Officer is only able to inspect the drain when the water has cleared away, this will be done within 10 days and if required, an order will be raised to clear the drain.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:32, Monday 12 February 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has carried out an inspection and has identified that there is no immediate safety issue, even when a gully is clean and well maintained it will only cope with a certain volume of water at one time, a sudden and heavy downpour can still cause flooding especially if the road is in a low lying area, this generally clears away over a matter of hours.

    It is not financially viable for us to action all non-safety issues in isolation, these non-safety issues are added to a package of works for the area. In addition, all our roads are subject to Safety Inspections, and this includes identifying drainage issues, we also have a gully clearance programme where we inspect and clear all 85,000 Buckinghamshire owned gully’s annually.

    If your property is in danger of flooding please refer to the flooding information and guidance on the Buckinghamshire website

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:07, Tuesday 13 February 2024

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