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Water from the dyke Green Road into houses

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drainage gully category anonymously at 15:02, Fri 5 February 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council 5 minutes later. Council ref: 2527425.

Water coming into houses through the concrete floors in the home. Anglia water has been out and no water is leaking from pipes and water was tested as not tap water. Each home has a clay pipe going to the dyke across the front of the homes and they think the water is coming in from the dyke which may be blocked 14 green road in EYE, PE6 7YR.

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    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:07, Fri 5 February 2021

  • The ditches piped or open along Green Road would be Riparian owned (responsibility of the land owner) Any pipes that have been connected to this ditch should be from the roof guttering only, therefore if this was to back up then technically it would be the guttering and downpipes effected only. This sounds very much like numerous other locations within the city and is due to ground saturation and its the ground water that is percolating up through a weak spot in the sub soil strata. Peterborough recorded 131.9 mm of rainfall during December 2020 and 105.5mm or rainfall during January 2021 so a huge 2 month average of 237.4mm whereby the usual combined average for the same 2 months is around 94.5mm Our colleagues at North Level Internal Drainage board also provided me with the follow facts.. December 2020 was the third wettest December on record and was followed by January being the 7th wettest January on record. However, as a December/January 2 month period it was the 3rd wettest behind 1938/39 and 1868/69.

    Additionally, Anglian Water have confirmed this is their wettest winter in over 100years and to date they have received over 11,000 reports, on average they normally have 60 tankers covering their network but have had to beg and borrow tankers and are currently operating 120 tankers. Therefore this unfortunately will be due to the unprecedented wet weather conditions, and will, ultimately resolve itself once ground conditions improve (dry out)

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 17:44, Fri 5 February 2021

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