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Blocked drain causing flooding

Reported via iOS in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 16:43, Monday 8 February 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 387881.

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Blocked drain on Sprite Land causing flooding to a property / drive.

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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 16:43, Monday 8 February 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 08:28, Tuesday 9 February 2021

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:11, Wednesday 10 March 2021

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because when we visited site on 10/03/21 for a wet weather inspection, nothing of concern was noted. However we will continue to monitor through our normal inspection routine. Our records show that the drains in this area were cleaned in September 2020 and were running well. In times of extreme weather even the most efficient systems can become overwhelmed. The ditches require attention however we believe these to be Riparian, which means they are the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. We're currently receiving a high volume of reports of flooding across the county. We are prioritising issues where water has entered people's houses and where water covers over half of the carriageway, which could endanger road users. Unfortunately, this means it can take us longer than usual to respond to other flood-related incidents. We've had some extremely wet weather recently, which has resulted in saturated ground and very high water levels in streams and rivers. This means that sometimes, even if road drains aren't blocked, there is nowhere for the water to go, so it takes a lot longer than usual to drain away. You can help by letting us know where standing water isn't receding a few hours after rain stopped. Please rest assured we'll be checking all the drains once we've finished responding to the most urgent flooding. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:51, Monday 22 March 2021

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