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Blocked drain causing flooding problems and possible damage to neighbour's property.

Reported via desktop in the Drainage Structure: Blockage category anonymously at 10:20, Thursday 5 November 2020

Sent to Island Roads 35 minutes later. Enquiry ref: 16185091.

For att: Mr John Barry. We have a surface water drain running underneath our garden. Recently, (during last couple of months), in times of heavy rain, water has been issuing from around a manhole cover part way down the garden, (see pics), causing the lower part of the garden to flood. The water then runs over the lower panels of our neighbour's fence like a waterfall, causing damage to his landscaping. Sam from Southern Water has opened the manhole, confirms that it is a surface water drain, (not sewage), and found the chamber below half full of water. There is obviously a blockage of the drain somewhere downhill from here, causing the water to be retained and this overflows in heavy rain. Sam reckons it is an Island Roads asset. Please would you attend to this before it causes too many problems.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Island Roads at 10:57, Thursday 5 November 2020

  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by Island Roads at 11:29, Friday 20 November 2020

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Island Roads at 11:15, Monday

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