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Drain outside 12 Caledon Road

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 08:17, Thursday 17 October 2019

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

Problem of flooding to property at 14 Caledon Road- on 1 October during the storm. The drain outside 12 Caledon Road was blocked with leaves and overflowed severely. As a result our garage, porch, front garden and drive were completely submerged under several inches of water which came very close to entering the front door ( within an inch). A neighbour helped pump out the water from the porch and we managed to avoid the water entering the house through the front door (just). However the garage was badly flooded and is still after 2 weeks very damp and smelly. In addition water flowed down the side of the house and the back patio was submerged, again very close (within an inch) of entering the back door. Thames water have been informed and attended a few days ago. They have advised the road drain is not owned by them, that I need to contact Highways. This same problem has happened previously to the same extent. I am now extremely concerned that nothing has been done to avoid this reoccurring. Over the past 16 years this has happened 5 times and represents a serious health hazard as the sewerage backs up and flows into the flood water with the flood water. We have had toilet paper littered all around the garden. We now need urgent attention to this issue. Particularly since this is not a one off event.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 08:20, Thursday 17 October 2019

  • We have contacted you separately regarding this, and this enquiry is now closed.
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 10:59, Tuesday 22 October 2019

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 16:43, Tuesday 22 October 2019

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 14:32, Thursday 24 October 2019

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