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Flooding due to blocked drains

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 12:35, Sun 31 October 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 408369.

Severe flooding down Sincil street due to unacceptable drainage, most shops have been flooded. I received an email last week claiming that the blocked drains issue had been fixed but this clearly isn’t the case. This has happened numerous times with no effort to rectify the issue.

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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 12:36, Sun 31 October 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:21, Mon 1 November 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Lincolnshire County Council. We understand and are aware that there are on-going issues with the drainage system on Sincil Street and the surrounding catchment. A section 19 flood investigation is currently underway to fully understand the causes of the flooding in the area. The investigation will also identify longer term solutions to resolve the on-going issues. As an interim measure, an additional gulley has been installed in the vicinity, which under normal rainfall, should improve the overall situation. The storm that was present over the weekend was of a high intensity, and even the best running systems can, at times, exceed the capacity of the drainage system and cause local flooding. We understand that flooding can be a distressing experience. We would encourage you to call the Flood Line number on 01522 782082 to report any further flooding incidents. The line is monitored 24/7. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:28, Tue 2 November 2021

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