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Drainage pipe filled with bitumen outside 27 Magdalen Avenue

Reported in the Pavement damage category anonymously at 18:48, Thu 3 October 2019

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 2 minutes later. Council ref: 1791733.

Having moved back into my property, I was concerned about the amount of damp in my basement. i also noticed that the drainage pipe which took the water from the down pipe had been cut and filled with bitumen. this has resulted in the water going back into the property and not running away, into the kerb and the drainage system. I have had an builder investigate this issue and they have stated a correlation between the damp (see photos) and the blocked soak away. As the owner of the house, why was I not informed regarding this? as it has had a significant impact on my house. The photos attached shows the pipe cut and filled and one which is in its original state.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 18:50, Thu 3 October 2019

  • We have looked into this issue and the appropriate action has been scheduled for future works.You can check back here for further updates.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 13:10, Fri 4 October 2019

  • Our contractor has now completed their work. If this issue reoccurs please log a new report.

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:29, Tue 10 December 2019

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