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Heavy rain forecast and drains still a problem

Reported in the Flooded road category anonymously at 17:03, Tuesday 18 August 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2252133.

Outside my property drains still overflowing although some council workmen attempted to clear but couldn't with their equipment.Please can sandbags be delivered as I will flood again as heavy rain Wednesday night forcast. Thankyou. I will have to inform my house insurance company due to severe flooding already due to road drains being blocked as it will affect my insurance premiums.

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    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 17:03, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • We have attended site today with a high pressure jet vac and root cutting tanker. We have successfully cleared the gully lateral pipes and removed some roots within this pipe, we undertook a flow test and all water dispersed as quick as we were pouring it into the gully, i did know on your door in hope that you were there to view this for you own eyes. We have also cleansed the aco drain across the drive and jetted the pipe, the pipe in the small ditch is slightly buried and this could benefit a small channel dug to enable free flow to the sleeper headwall. Lastly we jetting the pipe from this small ditch over the road to the receiving larger ditch and gain this was left clear and free flowing. Therefore on our departure the complete system was left free flowing with no restrictions.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 18:43, Wednesday 2 September 2020

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