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Blocked drain - O/S Bassetsbury Mill

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 09:45, Mon 16 December 2019

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Drain in verge on carriageway heading towards London Road, outside Bassetsbury Mill. Drain badly blocked. 10 years ago root ingress into the pipe, leading away from the road drain, needed cutting away. To quote the BCC Road Technician who carried out a CCTV pipe survey: "The roots form a curtain which the jetter pushes past but does not clear away the roots. Leaves and other debris soon build up a new barrier to effective water flow". After BCC used a specialist root cutter the problem was resolved. Whilst acknowledging that the drain's sump does need clearing, the large expanse of water which remains for up to a day after heavy rain seems to indicate that the roots need cutting away again. Please will you investigate if there are root which need cutting out of the pipe.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:50, Mon 16 December 2019

  • Thank you for your report.

    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

    Please be assured this is on our list of works to be carried out, we will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below;
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:55, Mon 20 January 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:55, Mon 20 January 2020

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