Drain pipework blocked below ground level, causing surface flooding and bank erosion
Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain: Blockage inside drain category anonymously at 14:33, Mon 30 October 2023
Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5153758.
This problem was first reported on February 18th 2020 (Council ref: 2006653) with a number of visits and meetings onsite by the drainage team, including a team onsite earlier this year in 2023, to clear the drains, but concluded the internal pipework was blocked and needed further investigation by video camera before initiating further work. I have not heard back from the team and now we are now experiencing heavy rain, both the drains and pipes are overflowing onto the road and with vehicle wash, further eroding the bank further, with evidence the bank / stone wall is collapsing, as I am now picking up large stones from the road side on a weekly basis. Given the duration of this issue being unresolved and the risk to land subsidence, I would kindly ask for this problem to be considered a priority.
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State changed to: In progress
Posted by Systems Team at 14:33, Mon 30 October 2023
Afternoon, this problem remains unfixed after four years and numerous site visits and promises to rectify the problem, we now have long term bank erosion from vehicle water spray, an enlarge water relief hole in the bank and the tarmac entrance in the lane, is now badly damaged and presents both a skid risk on entry and acceleration risk, with large base stones now flicking up under our cars. I appreciate the council needs to priorities reported issues, however is four years an acceptable response time?. What do we need to do in order to fix the problem?
Posted anonymously at 15:25, Monday 12 February 2024
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