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Drain blocked and covered over

Reported via mobile in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 19:14, Wednesday 28 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5646244.

This roadside drain discharges into a soak away in my garden. When the road was resurfaced, it was never raised to meet the tarmac. But that aside, it is blocked and heavily covered with organic waste. I personally unblocked it and had it running clear about 5 years ago, but it has since been unmaintained so has become blocked again. When I spoke to a gulley cleaning crew down the road, it didn’t appear on their mapping, so presumably is a lost/forgotten drain, especially given it goes to a soak away rather than the main sewer.

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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 19:14, Wednesday 28 February 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has attended the site and carried an inspection based on your report.

    We assess repairs in accordance with our Highways Safety Inspection Policy. This allows us to prioritise the most serious repairs to be completed urgently, with more minor defects such as this one being planned to be completed within 6-8 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:41, Monday 11 March 2024

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