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Flood risk from badly blocked drain

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 21:52, Thursday 29 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2900783.

Following my last report you said that the drain would be cleaned. The drain was in fact cleaned last week (22nd July) but as you can see from the photo simply cleaning is not enough. It floods every time there is moderate to heavy rain and whilst I am not an expert it is obvious it needs a more thorough investigation as it may be collapsed or block further down.

It is a potential problem as our property lies lower than the road and on occasion (not this one) it has been within an inch or so of spilling over into our driveway.

The issue has been there for a number of years, you have always resorted to cleaning and cleaning has never worked.

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  • . . . and yesterday (30/7/21)!!

    Posted anonymously at 09:08, Saturday 31 July 2021

  • 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 19:15, Sunday 1 August 2021

  • 2 Poor schoolchildren got soaked by a passing car - flood again today. The left hand picture is where the drain is!

    Posted anonymously at 12:11, Monday 27 September 2021

  • Photos from this morning, 20/10/21. Half an hours rain and flooding again. We believe that the drains have collapsed underneath as jetting does not take away this water quickly enough.

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Wednesday 20 October 2021

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