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Drain blocked causing flooding to private property

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 09:35, Wed 9 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1798015.

Drain outside of 'Foxglove' Main St. East Farndon still has a problem following drain clearing in the area. Residents have had inspection of their private property by Anglian Water, who report the report is one for NCC as something is causing a backflow of water from this particular drain outside of the garage to this property. Causing flooding to garden when it rains.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:40, Wed 9 October 2019

  • We are still concerned about this problem. On Monday evening during a heavy downpour our back patio was flooded and the manhole cover in our drive was pushed up by the force of the water so that a torrent was running down the through our front courtyard. We have lived here for 25 years and not experienced this before. There is definitely something stopping the water from draining away fast enough. With more rain forecast we are deeply concerned.

    Posted by Michael Bailey at 11:00, Thu 17 October 2019

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:46, Tue 22 October 2019

  • Area manger has spoken to householder who mentioned that his downstairs toilet was also flooding this is an indication that there is a problem with foul sewer rather than storm. Highways have recently cleared gullies in the vicinity and there were no reported problems. We have agreed to monitor the functioning of the highways gullies in the area during rain to see if there are any underlying issues with the storm system that they connect to however if this is a highways system there should be no connection from other properties.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:47, Tue 22 October 2019

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