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Pipework under pavement leaking and causing flooding during rainfall

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 16:23, Wed 16 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1807883.

Guttering from The White House, High St. Guilsborough runs to pipes under public pavement which leaks and causes flooding on pavement during rain. Owners have had home guttering checked and now need HIghways assistance re: public pavement area.

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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 16:26, Wed 16 October 2019

  • Gutter cleared again on 25/10/19. Water flowing freely into downpipe. Drain beneath pavement rodded. No blockage to base of downpipe. Blockage in bend of pipe under pavement which can only be reached by digging up pavement. Pavement also needs to be dug up in order to repair downpipe that is cracked and leaking water across the pavement both creating a slip hazard and the risk of damp damaging the wall of the house. Please respond urgently.

    Posted anonymously at 22:54, Tue 29 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry - Highways have no responsibility for the disposal of roof water from a property. The property owner is responsibile for the connection from the house to the main. Highways are only responsible for gullies within the highway ane their connection to the main. If you wish to discuss this further please contact the Area Manager on the highways switchboard 01604 883400.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:57, Wed 30 October 2019

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