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Sediment from building site blocking drains

Reported via desktop in the Flooding of a road or pavement category anonymously at 09:09, Thu 16 March 2023

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4319284.

Hi,

I would like to report a building site for blocking drains with sediment. The building site is on Windsor Bridge in Bath and has a Halsall flag, so I think this is the company responsible for it. The attached photos show flooding outside the building site from a fairly small amount of rain (another drain just down the road from the building site was not flooded on the same day). I was unable to use the pavement with my son's pram due to the flooding and the way the van was parked outside the site. This has been the case on more than one occasion for the past month or so.

I walk past the building site each day and have seen sediment being hosed from the site straight on to the road a multitude of times.

Kind regards, Ray

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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

    If you have more information about the issue you can add an update to this report.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 09:09, Thu 16 March 2023

  • Hullo. I am the project manager of the site in question. I can confirm that the blockage is not caused by sediment from our site, but due to the fact that all the storm drains down Windsor Bridge Road are blocked, and we have tried to keep one of the two outside our site clear for as long as possible, but every time it rains, the amount of detritus which washes down Windsor Bridge Road blocks it. We have tried to report this on the telephone number supplied, but this has not worked. We will be attempting to clear the one drain which we know can be cleared, in an attempt to help to alleviate this issue.

    Posted anonymously at 11:14, Thu 16 March 2023

  • Hi. Thank you for your reply and your efforts. The attached photos show other drains on Windsor Bridge on the same days as the photos from outside the building site. These show that the problem is specifically with the drains outside the building site and not with all of the drains along Windsor Bridge.

    Posted anonymously at 13:23, Thu 16 March 2023

  • Hullo. Thanks for the further photographs. These drains are all on the other side of the road, and the set of double drains are actually on Lower Bristol Road.

    As stated earlier, we will be clearing the drain directly outside of our gate tomorrow, but the one which is directly where the big puddle was we cannot clear, as this has been blocked since before we came to site. The drain pots have been cleared all the way up Windsor Bridge Road on our side, so potentially the issue has been resolved anyway.

    Posted anonymously at 15:19, Thu 16 March 2023

  • 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 16:55, Fri 24 March 2023

  • Thank you for your Report this has been passed to our Highway Development team investigate and carry out any necessary works

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 16:55, Fri 24 March 2023

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