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A number of roadside drains are blocked leading to water draining die towards property on Swinneyford Road

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 13:14, Mon 30 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1910385.

Blocked drains

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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 13:17, Mon 30 December 2019

  • This overflowing drain on Buckingham Way has now been running for several months, it creates a constant sheet of water about 1inch thick at junction with Swinneyford Rd, which is a busy location due to nearby Ambulance station, bus route, pedestrian crossing, primary school, health centre and local shop . It is not acceptable that such a situation has been left unresolved for months, putting public lives at risk as the street wide sheet of running water is likely to turn to ice at the first drop in temperature, which actually happened recently. The problem has been recurring and reported over the past at least 3 winters to no avail. The road surface will soon also suffer damage and potholes will appear, adding to the danger and mayhem at the junction, as well as avoidable extra repair costs, at the expense of the local tax payers. Do we have to actually have to suffer a serious accident and personal injury for some effective action to be taken by NCC?

    Posted anonymously at 11:22, Tue 31 December 2019

  • The flooding is caused by a build-up of scale in Anglian Waters main. Specialised equipment and crew have been scheduled for the 17/01/20. Please call 03457145145 and to speak to a Customer liaison Manager from Anglian Water for more details.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:10, Thursday 2 January 2020

  • I phoned Anglia water they came out and sorted it.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 20:25, Friday 19 June 2020

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