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Drain blocked on bend

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain: Blockage inside drain category anonymously at 12:36, Mon 18 July 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3684251.

The culvert between this drian and the next going east is blocked, causing water and sediment to escape from this point and cover the road surface

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:36, Mon 18 July 2022

  • We have looked at this issue and included it in an existing programme of work.
    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Systems Team at 08:25, Tue 19 July 2022

  • Apologise the area blocked should read West of the Drain and not East.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted anonymously at 13:20, Tue 19 July 2022

  • The drain is now constantly flowing unknow liquid all over the road and has now blocked a second drain. The case now is that people walking in the road have to walk in the middle of the highway and because of the location of this occurrence being on a bend in the road it has become extremely dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 10:20, Mon 8 August 2022

  • I walked down Clutton Hill today and was almost covered with the water from this foul-smelling stream, thanks to a large juggernaut coming up the hill, no doubt taking a shortcut thanks to the A37 closure at Temple Cloud.

    This is very stale, foul-smelling water which is streaming from the drain outside of 6 Sunnyside, and flowing down the road, across another blocked drain outside 2 Sunnyside, and finally into a drain near Pine View.

    The council closing this issue under the auspices of it being included in an 'existing programme of work', is ridiculous. This basically means that if these drains are due to be unblocked during an annual clean, say, in October, then they just will be added to the list to be cleared at that time, and not now when it's actually needed.

    If this happened in the centre of Bath, it would have been cleared in less than 24 hours, but as it's out of sight of the council here, it can quietly be forgotten and the locals just have to put up with the unsanitary water flowing outside of their properties and contaminating the environment.

    Our rural lanes are not just roads, they are pedestrian walkways and cycle paths and forcing the latter two users into the middle of the lane on a blind bend is dangerous. Please fix this ASAP for the benefit of all who live and visit here.

    Posted by Sam Ross at 15:11, Fri 12 August 2022

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