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Road drain pipe blocked

Reported via desktop in the Flooded road category anonymously at 11:37, Monday 12 July 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2858036.

For the past 6 months this drain half way down school lane blocks when it rains causing half the width of the road to flood up to 5 inches until the water reaches our private drain on driveway of no.3A. Knowing the major city flooding at the weekend I knew you would not be able to attend soon so to remove the flood I cleared the blockage to some extent as follows:

At the weekend while underwater I lifted the cover and inserted the drain. The horizontal outlet pipe was completely blocked and the drain shaft depth full to just below the pipe. I used a drain rod to clear the pipe about 1m along until it turns a bend my rods wont go down. I then used the circular end on the rods to put water movement back and fourth along and it created enough flow for the fooding to clear. I then emptied as much of the shaft of soil derby as I could.

Today it has rained again and the shaft filled with water but the pipe is not 100% blocked, the water sits half way up the outlet pipe and flowing enough for it not to food. My guess would be the pipe is still partially blocked say 40% further along after the bend and both the pipe and the shaft need vacume/power cleaning to avoid any further issues.

Please could this be booked in and could you let me know. Thanks.

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  • Thanks for making your report.

    It will be passed on to the relevant department. We will endeavour to provide you with an update within 10 working days.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 11:37, Monday 12 July 2021

  • This report has been referred to the Drainage Department.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 16:33, Thursday 15 July 2021

  • Our contractors have been on site confirmed the gully and pipework running to the nearby manhole is clear and free from any detritus.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:22, Thursday 22 July 2021

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