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Pond in the Woodfield has flooded into my garden

Reported via desktop in the Other public drainage issue category anonymously at 09:49, Thursday 28 January 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2506316.

Pond in the Woodfield Park has flooded into my garden 103 sherborne road, PE1 4RT - at the bottom of his garden is a playing field (Woodfield Park) runs adjacent to the welland council estate with a man made pond. Every time there is heavy rain or snow it floods into his garden. The pond has flooded into his garden again and it is causing damage. It is about 3 inches at least deep.

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    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 09:50, Thursday 28 January 2021

  • The area in question was inspected today 29/01/21, the ponds have water within them and the overflow pipe is in operation with this taking the excess water away down Redmile walk. The area of wooded ground between the ponds and the house boundary fence lines was dry under foot with no evidence of pond water overtopping and flowing towards the properties. There are lots of areas of low lying land throughout the city and further a field that is experiencing ground saturation during this inclement weather, this can be a mixture of impervious sub soils(clays) and high water tables, with natural ground water finding its weakest point in the sub soil strata and percolating up through the ground. Unfortunately there is very little that can be done and its just a case of letting nature do its job and once ground conditions permit the ground water will disperse.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 19:34, Friday 29 January 2021

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