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Drain across pavement picking up my drainpipe on 34 Alexandra Road is always blocked.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 15:15, Mon 30 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2411923.

I have to clean out the metal drain across pavement all the time. Can it be changed to a solid lid type as my basement is now getting damp from the water not getting away through pavement drain. It now backs up against my front wall, thus causing issues with my habitable cellar.

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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 15:16, Mon 30 November 2020

  • 03/12 Rain water channels are the responsibility of the owner to maintain or replace. Please email if you require a registered list of contractors to perform any works

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:37, Thu 3 December 2020

  • How is the public footpath my responsibility? The metal drain is not part of my property. My deeds do not include the public footpath. The downpipe from my guttering is my responsibility. However, the metal drain across the footpath is not owned by me. Also, this metal drain across footpath is used by 2no neighbours houses as there guttering runs into my downpipe so how it is mine again! I request a phonce call please to discuss this issue with a human being. My number is 07756 679 208. My basement is getting increasingly wet from this issue and will be speaking to my building insurance provider next. Please be respectful and call me on this matter please. Regards, Brian Lynskey

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:47, Thu 3 December 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:47, Thu 3 December 2020

  • 09/12 The metal rain water channel are the owners responsibility to maintain and repair and if serving two properties, then it is joint responsibility of those property owners. We have dealt with Rain water channels for many years and they are definitely owned and maintained by the properties they service

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 21:05, Wed 9 December 2020

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