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Craypool Lane Scothern

Reported via mobile in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 12:43, Tuesday 19 September 2023

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 471269.

We have had two instances in a week where sewage air has been backing up our downstairs toilet and thereby stopping us using it. We have reported it twice to Anglian Water who have now been out twice. They seem to think there are various problems - from their point of view the Northing Lane pumping station is struggling to cope, the Craypool Lane sewer comes at 90 degrees in to the main sewer and thereby can’t get out because of the rush of water along Main St sewer. The surface water built up again at the gulley at Craypool Lane and Back Lane, it wasn’t bad enough on this occasion to trap us in our house but the drain couldn’t take the water again. The Anglian Water engineer said I should contact you for a Section 19 clearance of all the gulleys down Craypool Lane from Orchard Close to the gulley on Main St, particularly at the junction with Back Lane.This is that request. Anglian Water are now putting dyes down to see where the water is going.

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  • Thanks for letting us know about your issue with a blocked drain. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about drains on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:43, Tuesday 19 September 2023

  • The Anglian Water engineer has done a dye test. The water run off going into the gulley at the junction of Back Lane and Craypool Lane is going in to the Anglian Water sewer! No wonder it can’t cope. He has taken pictures and has his dye test results and will make a recommendation that your rainwater run off gulleys have their own outlet into the beck? So you will need to fit a new drainage pipeline.

    Posted anonymously at 13:19, Tuesday 19 September 2023

  • Great news, we’ve had a look at the issue and we have now passed to our Highways Officers for the team to assess what can be done to resolve the matter. We’ll let you know when the assessment has taken place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:33, Wednesday 20 September 2023

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