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Blocked drain reported under reference 4155642 / Tina outside our driveway 11 Halmer Gate PE11 2DS, caused flooded driveway and garden. See below for full details.

Reported via mobile in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 15:34, Sunday 3 January 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 383056.

On 23rd December, Holland Road drains were blocked and the pump wasn’t working. Fire Brigade called to House flooding. The Fire Brigade had to send the water along Halmer Gate, due to excessive water it was entering our driveway and gardens as the drain outside our drive was also blocked as were most of the drains along the frontage. My husband went out to talk to the fire service, John Kinder, Water Manager , Holbeach C 15P1, explained there was sewerage contamination in the water being pumped on our premises. It was after 1 am that my husband returned home and still no let up. John Kinder came to our premises to see the issues and was asked to divert the water which he explained wasn’t possible.

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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 15:34, Sunday 3 January 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:31, Monday 4 January 2021

  • We are sorry that we are not taking immediate action with this report. Our records show that the drains in this area were cleaned in the last year and were running well. In times of extreme weather even the most efficient systems can become overwhelmed. If the problem recurs in less extreme conditions please report this again. Any problems with sewerage should be reported to Anglian Water at contact-us/ Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:33, Wednesday 13 January 2021

  • The drain outside my drive is blocked solid and will overflow very soon as will the surrounding drains along Halmer Gate. This is a serious problem that needs addressing very soon to avoid further flooding.

    Posted anonymously at 11:49, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 19:15, Sunday 17 January 2021

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:19, Friday 29 January 2021

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