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Drain blocked?

Reported via iOS in the Flooding of a road or pavement category anonymously at 12:34, Saturday 31 July 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2904237.

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Huge puddle in the usual place

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

    4 out of 5 Road or Pavement Flooding reports are updated within 7 working days once we decide what action to take. To find out what we do and why it might take longer, please visit https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ fmsroads09

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:34, Saturday 31 July 2021

  • If I may add the following as I was going to Report it too! This is not an isolated incident and you probably know this as This has been happening often over the past 2 years, so we must ask why aren't you PERMANENTLY fixing this issue with the flooding. This is a dangerous road to cross, especially for disabled people, elderly people and children. This flood makes it imperative that you cross the road at this point. Can you explain why you can't fix it impermanently, please?

    Posted anonymously at 11:13, Monday 2 August 2021

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    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Monday 2 August 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:51, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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    Hello, thank you for raising this report, the issue of the flooding was investigated by our local Highway Inspectors and the mud & debris left behind was cleared away by our Cleansing operatives. Further reactive cleansing of this section of the road will be organised under a parking suspension to enable all this part of the road to be cleared.

    The inlet drains and kerb line have been raised before, as well as the drains being flushed through, following previous issues with water ponding on Upper Oldfield Park here. The area pictured is unfortunately on a low point of the road, and during periods of excessive rainfall as experienced at the time of these pictures the highway drainage can only take away so much water. The attached photos show the drains did take away the water but left mud and debris, which will inevitably run down here due to the low point, so reactive cleansing of this section of road will be required in such cases.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:21, Friday 13 August 2021

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