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Blocked drain problem

Reported via Open311 in the Blocked drain category by Customer Services at 13:26, Fri 4 December 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4155047.

A call to report water flowing down the carriageway following todays rainfall. The gullys have been jetted out recently but this hasnt solved the problem. Please investigate further

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:26, Fri 4 December 2020

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:56, Fri 4 December 2020

  • This report has been assessed and works are planned. We will update this report when works are scheduled.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:59, Thu 10 December 2020

  • Works are scheduled.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:09, Fri 18 December 2020

  • Job number 4155047 The curbs on our driveway have been underwater(or frozen) for most of this year.There is obviously so much mud in the gullies that we now have a permanent pond outside which gets bigger every time it rains and takes longer to soak away (if at all).When are these drains going to be cleaned?When is the river down West Road going to be eradicated?Is there anybody out there who will do somthing. We first complained in August 2019 but the problem had been there for a some considerable time. I appreciate that weather conditions have not been good but this problem will continue to magnify unless something is done.The gullies and drains need to be netted out all along West Road. Please tell me when. Kind regards Annette and Stephen Hennessy

    Posted anonymously at 11:58, Friday 5 February 2021

  • 6/02/21Gently flowing stream from up the road ensures our kerbs are STILL underwater (waiting for the Beast from the East to freeze them tomorrow??) The gullies need JETTING!I Regards Annette and Steve Hennessy

    Posted anonymously at 14:30, Saturday 6 February 2021

  • 6/02/21Gently flowing stream from up the road ensures our kerbs are STILL underwater (waiting for the Beast from the East to freeze them tomorrow??) The gullies need JETTING!I Regards Annette and Steve Hennessy

    Posted anonymously at 14:32, Saturday 6 February 2021

  • We have tried to clear the snowy pond across our driveway so we can get out of our garage relatively safely, but as the drain is full of mud the water won't soak away.Our kerbs are still underwater which is obviously detrimental to their being. When the snow on the road melts, the puddle/pond will continue get bigger. THE DRAINS, PIPES AND GULLIES NEED JETTING OUT ALL ALONG WEST ROAD!!

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 14:06, Tuesday 9 February 2021

  • 9/02/2021 We have tried to clear the snowy pond across our driveway so we can get out of our garage relatively safely, but as the drain is full of mud the water won't soak away.Our kerbs are still underwater which is obviously detrimental to their being. When the snow on the road melts, the puddle/pond will continue get bigger. THE DRAINS, PIPES AND GULLIES NEED JETTING OUT ALL ALONG WEST ROAD!!

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 14:08, Tuesday 9 February 2021

  • 9/02/2021 We have tried to clear the snowy pond across our driveway so we can get out of our garage relatively safely, but as the drain is full of mud the water won't soak away.Our kerbs are still underwater which is obviously detrimental to their being. When the snow on the road melts, the puddle/pond will continue get bigger. THE DRAINS, PIPES AND GULLIES NEED JETTING OUT ALL ALONG WEST ROAD!!

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 14:10, Tuesday 9 February 2021

  • 11/02/2021 We have had to clear the ice from the pond in front of our driveway to get both OUT and IN to our garage today. We had dental and opticians appointments......are we expected to stay prisoners in our house because of shoddy maintenance from Lincs County Highways as well as lockdown? This is a danger to roadusers when it freezes. The possibility of someone crashing is magnified by this BLOCKED DRAIN PROBLEM. HOW MUCH LONGER CAN YOU IGNORE THIS??? WOULD IT BE EASIER FOR US TO HIRE A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR AND SEND YOU THE BILL? I feel very strongly that we should get a council tax rebate since we have been living with this problem since before 2019. KIND REGARDS is wearing thin! Annette and Steve Hennessy

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 16:38, Thursday 11 February 2021

  • 4/03/2021 We still have running water past our driveway, and have been informed by a neighbour that it now contains raw sewage! Children have been playing in our muddy puddle and this water over the past few weeks. Do we need to erect a sign to say DANGER, RAW SEWAGE! This really needs sorting out.....how much longer??? We have raised the ongoing problem with Councillors Mosley and Hill at the Parish Council meeting in February. A distinct lack of interest was apparent. CLEAR THE DRAINS PLEASE. STOP THE SEWAGE! Kind regards, Annette and Steve Hennessy P.S. We are still waiting for the promised callback from Highways after our Phone call in February

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 21:23, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:40, Monday 15 March 2021

  • Works are complete. Thank you for making a report to Lincolnshire County Council.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:48, Monday 15 March 2021

  • I cannot understand how this work( Job No 4155047) is now (apparently) 'fixed', when there is still a muddy stream running down the road from No.53's manhole cover into the drain outside our driveway. When it rains, the whole problem will be there again.The pipes need to be jetted out properly all along West Road....how difficult can this be??!! Annette Hennessy

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 18:17, Monday 15 March 2021

  • I cannot understand how this work( Job No 4155047) is now (apparently) 'fixed', when there is still a muddy stream running down the road from No.53's manhole cover into the drain outside our driveway. When it rains, the whole problem will be there again.The pipes need to be jetted out properly all along West Road....how difficult can this be??!! Annette Hennessy

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 18:18, Monday 15 March 2021

  • 15/03/2021 Have sent photos of our small stream....still flowing after the job has been 'fixed'!!

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 18:22, Monday 15 March 2021

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:07, Tuesday 16 March 2021

  • 16/03/2021 Glad to hear a more detailed investigation is required. Nasty sewage type liquid is still seeping across our driveway from the manhole cover shown in the photo in front of No.53........Problem definitely NOT fixed!!

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 17:13, Tuesday 16 March 2021

  • It's raining....and, guess what? there's a big puddle outside our house again and a black river of water running down West Road....AGAIN! Obviously nothing has been done to solve this ongoing problem. Is rainwater normally black? Has the raw sewage problem come back? Is anybody doing anything? After 6 weeks of no rain, surely someone could have investigated the problem (in the dry!!).

    Posted by Annette Hennessy at 10:44, Saturday 8 May 2021

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