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Blocked drain overflowing in heavy rain and flooding my house.

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 17:16, Friday 11 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1801490.

The rainwater drains outside 7 and 9 Sutton Street overflow during heavy rain, as happened at 16.00 today. When this happens water comes into my house through the front wall, which is below pavement level. The pavement is built up against the house and I believe water is flowing under the tarmac from a drain that is uphill from where the water comes in. Water ingress stops as soon as the water level in the drain drops.

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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 17:20, Friday 11 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry - works have been instructed to add install a new gulley and connection.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 07:28, Wednesday 16 October 2019

  • 20.20 hrs 18th Oct. Brief burst of heavy rain. The drain overflowed again and water came into the house. As before, ingress stopped when the level in the drain dropped. If this happens at night or when we are not there to vacuum up the water as it comes in, it will cause major damage.

    Posted anonymously at 20:59, Friday 18 October 2019

  • The gulley has been replaced. Thank you! However, the barriers and cones remain as above.

    Posted anonymously at 17:20, Saturday 9 November 2019

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:50, Monday 11 November 2019

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