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Seeping sewage coming from centre of road. Foul smelling.

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 10:56, Thursday 13 August 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2243314.

I have monitored the area for last couple of weeks. It does not dry up during hot weather. Foul smelling, liquid ends up in drain - elderly people use the grass verge as Duncote has no footpaths. Now dangerous. This week Anglia Water have checked out area said not their problem to contact Highways England who told me to contact you.

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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 10:56, Thursday 13 August 2020

  • Please confirm progress.

    Posted anonymously at 10:45, Sunday 16 August 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:45, Sunday 16 August 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised and our drainage team will attend and carry out an investigation.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 20:25, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • I first reported a foul smelling leakage coming from the middle of the Duncote road on 13th August, 20. It has now increased to another area which is running with `sewage' into the verge and along side the road into a drain. I really feel this is not acceptable and is a health risk. Since I first contacted you another resident reported it to Anglian Water who said it was `now fixed' and had been a blocked sewer. This is incorrect, they had previously after inspection told me and my husband it was nothing to do with them. I feel this is now an urgent matter. There are no paths in Duncote and residents, mostly elderly and children use this verge as a footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 10:32, Monday 24 August 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:33, Monday 24 August 2020

  • Please confirm that you received my last update sent yesterday 24th Aug. 20 at 10.32? I seem to be asked to keep confirming update, many thanks.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Tuesday 25 August 2020

  • 1st September, situation has worsened, the smell is awful, lots of complaints, the amount of sewage has greatly increased and is free flowing. I am very concerned about this situation, please action asap.

    Posted anonymously at 11:05, Tuesday 1 September 2020

  • I am also writing to complain about the seeping sewage in the village of Duncote. This is unacceptable as it is a health hazard. We would be grateful for urgent action.

    Posted by Caroline Trotter at 14:52, Tuesday 1 September 2020

  • This problem has certainly not been fixed and is causing a serious health and safety risk to the residents of Duncote who have to walk along the highways as there are no footpaths through the hamlet.. Please advise when the situation will be re-examined and permanent action taken by the appropriate authority

    Posted anonymously at 16:46, Tuesday 1 September 2020

  • Good news, over the weekend the seeping sewage which was free flowing along the verge in Duncote has stopped. It is drying up and no longer smelling and covered in flies. I hope it is not temporary.

    Posted anonymously at 10:25, Monday 7 September 2020

  • 12.9.20 Bad news seeping sewage has now reappeared and is now flowing into the nearest drain, it is foul smelling and causing a problem again for pedestrians as they use the grass verge as there are no pathways along the main road in Duncote. I have decided to contact FixMyStreet South Northants incase they can assist us.

    Posted anonymously at 14:01, Saturday 12 September 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised and our drainage team will attend and carry out an investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 06:52, Thursday 24 September 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This has been reported to South Northants Council reference WK/2020065946. Any further queries, please contact them direct on 01327 322322.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:10, Thursday 24 September 2020

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