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Drain cover/drain below surface blocked

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 18:04, Thursday 21 January 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2493788.

Drain/cover second west of Spurlings blocked and water fails to drain away as a result. Drain below the surface may need cleaning out.

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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 18:05, Thursday 21 January 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage in Oundle. The gullies in the area are on a triennial cyclical programme of works and were visited in December 2020. To read more about gullies please click here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx The response that highways give to flooding is based on risk and our priority is to protect life and wellbeing and to manage property and environmental damage. It should be noted that a gully with silt in is ok. They are designed that way and as long as the outlet is clear the water will drain away, it will just take time. They are not blocked but the amount of rain that fell in January, in a short space of time, meant some gullies could not cope. This means that even recently cleared gullies can, and will be, overwhelmed by the volume of water they have to deal with, and it will take time for water to drain. Highway drainage is there to take water from the highway but the drainage system was also taking run off water from driveways and adjacent land. It had been raining continuously for weeks; the ground was waterlogged all over the county and meant this torrential rain had nowhere to go.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:06, Monday 8 February 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:53, Wednesday 10 February 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage in Oundle. The gullies in the area are on a triennial cyclical programme of works and were visited in December 2020. To read more about gullies please click here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx The response that highways give to flooding is based on risk and our priority is to protect life and wellbeing and to manage property and environmental damage. It should be noted that a gully with silt in is ok. They are designed that way and as long as the outlet is clear the water will drain away, it will just take time. They are not blocked but the amount of rain that fell in January, in a short space of time, meant some gullies could not cope. This means that even recently cleared gullies can, and will be, overwhelmed by the volume of water they have to deal with, and it will take time for water to drain. Highway drainage is there to take water from the highway but the drainage system was also taking run off water from driveways and adjacent land. It had been raining continuously for weeks; the ground was waterlogged all over the county and meant this torrential rain had nowhere to go. Update 10-2-21. Thank you for your enquiry. We have raised a works order to repair the defects that you have reported. These works will be undertaken within the next 28 days.
     

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:53, Wednesday 10 February 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:54, Wednesday 10 February 2021

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