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Footpath by Watermill blocked by flooding

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 23:25, Thursday 28 January 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2508525.

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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 Highways at 23:25, Thursday 28 January 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage issue in Kingscliffe. The gullies in the area are on triThank you for your enquiry. The drainage issue has been logged and will be addressed as part of our routine gully cleansing programme. Details of this programme can be found at Please note that this programme is subject to change.
    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. The system also relies on riparian ownership and third party ditches. Our highway inspections pick up problems like this and work with landowners to keep these cleared and, if they do not, the process means that regulations start enforcement. This is critical to ensuring the whole drainage system, end to end, is functioning. Our gullies could be clear but, if the water has nowhere to go, there will be an issue. To read more about gullies please click here councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:18, Friday 26 February 2021

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