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Collapsed Storm Drain Pipe (as confirmed by BANES 'Pump-out' team.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain: Blockage inside drain category anonymously at 11:13, Wed 26 October 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3915789.

We have a storm drain in front of our drive which is connected to another storm drain, which is in front of the village hall opposite our property, the drain running diagonally under the road, roughly 20m in length. I’ve previously reported flooding outside our property due to the storm drain being blocked, usually with mud dragged from the verges by tractors. Having reported this earlier this year a BANES ‘Pump-out’ team came, I am guessing during April time (in fact two separate teams came within days of each other not knowing the previous team had already been). Anyhow, the first team explained to me that when sucking out the drain they were getting large chunks of the pipe which had broken up, they said that it appeared that the pipe had broken up under the road and had collapsed, making it unlikely much water could flow. They told me at the time that they would report this that the road would need to be dug-up and the pipe replaced. As I say, this was some months ago so I have just called BANES Council Connect and was told that they have no record of the team having logged this necessary repair, and was advised to report it through this channel. As you can see from the photo the lane suffers with standing water, you’ll see that the drain in front of our drive is actually set back off the road quite a distance meaning it is quite ineffective. I would ask that when the repair to the pipe is done that the opportunity be taken to move the storm drain a foot or so towards the road so as to capture more of the rain water. Could you please firstly acknowledge this report but secondly VERY IMPORTANTLY, as the repair will mean digging up the road which will run in front of our drive blocking access, could you please make contact with me prior to the repair to give me notice when this will happen so that we can ensure we can give notice to our tenants and also ensure there are no vehicular issues. Thank you

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    Posted by Systems Team at 11:13, Wed 26 October 2022

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