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Drains overwhelmed causing flooding to garages. Drains require checking for obstructions/flushing through.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain: Blockage inside drain category by Mr Matt Exley at 14:55, Thursday 4 April 2024

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5807131.

We live on the lowest part of a cul-de-sac, No 5 Rotcombe Vale.

Not only does water from the rest of Rotcombe Vale flow down to us, we also get run-off from Eastover Road. (Water flows down the metalled road to some garages at the very bottom of Eastover Road, bears left as gravity takes it past an oak tree and down a muddy path into Rotcombe Vale.) These combined sources of run-off quickly overwhelm the drains outside my house and by the adjoining garages. The very lowest drain is outside my garage. If these drains block, my garage floods and bee knee-deep on numerous occasions.

The dirty water regularly bursts up through the inspection cover outside my house.

About five years ago, a drain inspection team with a vehicle gave the drains a clear out/flushed through and it solved the problem.

But heavy rains this winter have reignited the issue.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will review the details you submitted and will inspect the site if necessary.

    You can support our investigation by providing as much detail as possible. If you can provide any extra information, please add an update to this report.

    We respond to 4 out of 5 reports of blocked drains within 5 working days, once we have decided on the best course of action.

    You can visit our website to find out what we do and why it can take longer than you might expect. https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/ how-we-deal-problems-road-network

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 14:55, Thursday 4 April 2024

  • Thank you for your report. We have investigated your issue and have passed the details onto our contractor.

    They will plan and complete any necessary work. We will update your report when the contractor has completed the work.
    We respond to 4 out of 5 reports within 26 working days, once we have decided on the best course of action. You can visit our website to find out what we do and why it can take longer than you might expect. https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/ how-we-deal-problems-road-network

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:12, Wednesday 10 April 2024

  • We are pleased to say that our contractor has now completed their work. If this issue reoccurs, please log a new report. You can visit our website to find out more about what we do. Thank you for using Fix My Street, your online reporting helps us deal with problems more efficiently, while keeping you informed.https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/ how-we-deal-problems-road-network

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Systems Team at 10:48, Tuesday 23 April 2024

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