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Culvert blocked in Stowy off to the left of the old school

Reported in the Blocked drain: Blockage inside drain category anonymously at 15:22, Tue 18 February 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 5 minutes later. Council ref: 2006653.

The culvert that allows all the water from nearby drains has blocked, water is now gushing out of numerous drains. The property owner has maintained them to keep them clear however, the problem is deep within the culvert and requires some jet-flushing. Caller is more than happy to meet on site/ discuss via phone.

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  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:26, Tue 18 February 2020

  • We've looked into this report and passed the details on to our contractor. They will plan and carry out any work needed. 4 out of 5 issues are updated within 26 working days.

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 16:04, Mon 24 February 2020

  • Please note due to the blocked pipework, water is being forced up from cracks in the pipework and eroding the embankment, which I fear in time, may cause the high bank and field above to collapse into the road

    Posted anonymously at 12:08, Mon 2 March 2020

  • The drainage pipe and drain remain blocked causing water to continue being forced up from the underground pipe in the bank and eroding the embankment soil with the holes now much larger and greater in number. The water continues to run along the road margin and is now eroding the tarmac margins and around the drain cover, plus with the additional car wash now accelerating the bank erosion. I would kindly request this issue is investigated, otherwise I fear that within a short period of time, the bank and soil foundation adjacent to the wall maybe compromised, leading to the collapse of the wall and upper bank. I continue to keep the surrounding drains clear of debris weekly, especially the one below the old school house, as if not cleaned, continues to divert the water down the road at street level to the junction of the A368, causing the junction to be seriously flooded.

    Posted anonymously at 13:06, Thu 7 January 2021

  • The surface water drain pipework remains internally blocked along the street from the junction to the Old School House, past the 30 mph signs until the second drainage grate, about 100 yards. The internal blockage is forcing the water up through the bank, both eroding the bank and with car wheel spray, the bank has now reseeded beyond the tarmac in places by over 30 cm, since I first reported the problem in Feb 2020. If this rate of erosion continues, I am very concerned the 3M high bank, wall and field will become unstable and potentially collapse into the road. I spoke to one of your highway’s engineers in September this year while working in Stowey and asked if anything could be done. He assessed the above issues, marking one of the blocked drains and suggested he would see what could be done. The drain located on the entrance to the old school house is now also partially blocked, with surface water now running along the road to the junction of The Street with the A368, causing flooding. I regularly clear the surface debit from the drains during heavy rain on the street and fully appreciate you will have a long list of repairs, especially after the winter high rainfall, but considering this problem has not been resolved since Feb 2020, can someone please help before the issue becomes more involved and significantly more expensive, Kind Regards

    Posted anonymously at 21:49, Monday 9 January 2023

  • We have now closed this report. If you disagree with this decision, please raise a new report. Please include your previous reference number and an explanation of why you wish the report to be reopened.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Systems Team at 10:33, Friday 13 January 2023

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