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Blocked road drain in Ash Close, Dogsthorpe

Reported via desktop in the Flooded road category anonymously at 14:30, Mon 12 July 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2858686.

9 houses flooded due to poor drainage in Ash Close. Main road drain blocked and water from the whole close accumulated, causing the flooding at the lowest point in the close between 23 and 39. This happened only 6 months ago and 2 previous times over the past 20 years causing complete flooding to properties. Drain needs to be investigated.

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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 14:30, Mon 12 July 2021

  • This report has been referred to the Drainage Department.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 16:32, Thu 15 July 2021

  • The gullies in Ash Close have been inspected and all are working as designed, the floods of Ash Close is a result of the surface water sewers reaching capacity, once the surface water sewer on Ash Close surcharges then other parts of the network experience manholes surcharging in the lowest part of the system, Peterborough City Council have asked Anglian Water to investigate their surface water sewer network to ensure this is all free flowing and we understand this has been instigated already. On July 9th this extreme rain event that was not forecast, it has been reported this area of the city recorded a rain fall of 61mm in just 6 hours.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 22:29, Sun 8 August 2021

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