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Blocked road drain

Reported via desktop in the Flooding on a road/footpath category by John Sidney Duncan at 21:17, Wednesday 28 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5646629.

The road drain at the North end of the turning circle has been blocked for a year,. As shown on the photo this causes persistent flooding. With potholes the depth of the water is now 25-30cm in places. Please have the drain cleared

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  • If the flooding is caused by a water leak we will report it to the relevant water company, who are responsible for water leaks.

    There are occasions when flash flooding overloads the drain/gully, even when a drain/gully is clean and well maintained it can 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.

    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 21:17, Wednesday 28 February 2024

  • Update

    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.

    If the water has not cleared within 24 hours please call us on 0300 131 6000, our team will log this as an emergency, out of hours you will be redirected the out of hours emergency team.

    Our priority during flash flooding is to protect the public who are using the highway, we will only respond to requests to provide sandbags in extreme emergencies to specific locations, please note we have no statutory duty to provide them.

    You can buy sandbags from most DIY stores; however, you should be aware.

    • They are heavy and can therefore be difficult to handle.
    • They retain sewage when they come into contact with floodwater.
    • The bag material used is biodegradable and will disintegrate if left in contact with water for long periods of time.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure they are removed when no longer needed.

    The National Flood Forum recommends you use flood resistant products to help prevent water from entering the property.

    Further information can be found on our Website regarding flooding issues and who to contact in the event your business or property is flooded

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:33, Monday 4 March 2024

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