Storm Drain blocked and water coming up through the ground
Reported in the Flooding or standing water on road category by John Clayton-Wright at 19:01, Thursday 3 January 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro
Sent to Warwickshire County Council 4 minutes later
The storm drain that runs down the road is blocked under my drive entry, and is forming a spring that is undermining my drive and presumably your road. It has been like this for the last five years and need doing now as I have to replace my drive but cant until this problem is solved.
Suggestion: Also contact Severn Trent Water they may be also responsible.
Posted by Local Resident at 19:29, Thursday 3 January 2019
That is extremely unhelpful as the water is clearly storm water not fresh water, so is the responsibility of Warwickshire County Council. I cant help feeling this is just a system to keep people busy while the council sits back.
Posted by John Clayton-Wright at 20:19, Thursday 3 January 2019
Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.
Posted by County Highways at 09:09, Friday 4 January 2019
The reply posted by the council is obviously generic and does not give me confidence that my issue has even been considered. A personal reply would be preferable. Therefore it is reasonable to give the council 10 days notice to come up with a plan especially as they have known about this for at least five years now. If I do not receive a substantial update I will pursue this thorough the Small Claim Court for damage to my drive and entrance way caused by this unrectified fault.
Posted by John Clayton-Wright at 15:25, Friday 4 January 2019
Provide an update