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Dogs thorpe flooding

Reported via desktop in the Blocked drainage gully category anonymously at 09:43, Tue 13 July 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2860632.

I have been contacted by a numerous members about the flooding in and around my ward on the weekend. I appreciate this was an issue around the city. But it seems the worst of it was in Dogsthorpe.

The worst being: Junction of Newark Ave, Elmfield Road & Central Ave. Eastern Ave at the junction with Eastern Close. Eye Road between 154 to 160. Welland Road at the junction with Birchtree Ave.

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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 09:43, Tue 13 July 2021

  • This report has been referred to the Drainage Department.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:22, Tue 13 July 2021

  • Unfortunately all areas mentioned are known areas whereby the Anglian Water surface water sewer reaches capacity quickly, this then prevents our road gullies draining thus pond occurs on the road network, however once the rain storm has stopped the Anglian water surface water sewer empties this enables our gullies to work and start to drain the road. The simple matter is there was 2 much water for the Anglian Water Sewers to cope with(our Fengate telemetry station measure 50mm in 2 hours)

    Due to global warming and climate change these freak heavy storms are becoming the normal now.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:59, Thu 22 July 2021

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