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Blocked ditch

Reported via desktop in the Blocked Ditch Causing Flooding category anonymously at 12:04, Fri 17 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3007722.

Ditch has a surface water drain underneath which is blocked and highways owned land

Service water build up on the verge due tree roots and water coming off the fields

As soon as it rains and is causing flooding on the road

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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 12:04, Fri 17 September 2021

  • This blocks up most years and NCC send out a cutting machine to clear tree roots from the surface water drain pipe. There are insufficient manhole cover access points for residents to be able to rod the drain effectively. Previously NCC have put die down to show the route of the water. It backs up outside 106 and is currently very stagnant. NCC put a pipe under the road in recent years which diverts most of the water off the fields to the ditch opposite and this helps but there’s enough coming off the immediate fields to still flood

    Posted anonymously at 12:15, Fri 17 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and alerting us to this matter. We understand you have concerns about the drainage on Orlingbury Road. We can confirm that our inspectors will investigate the issue within the next 7 working days. We will contact you with a report following the investigation to inform you of any possible intended action. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:44, Fri 24 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Our team have now udnertaken an inspection of this site and can confirm that works to jet the pipe from the ditch have been instructed and will be undertaken within the next 28 days.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:38, Wed 6 October 2021

  • Thank you

    Previously it’s been necessary for NCC to use a cutter of some kind to get through tree roots blocking the surface water pipe, just jetting failed ? Please note that it’s also quite some distance from the ditch to the next access hatch, probably 3-4 houses !

    Posted anonymously at 15:05, Wed 6 October 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:06, Wed 6 October 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:08, Tue 23 November 2021

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