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2 blocked rain water drains

Reported via mobile in the Blocked Drain category anonymously at 15:58, Fri 10 March 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4299165.

There are two surface water drains by the kerb edge of northbound Westerham Road directly above Keston Pond 1 (near Caesar’s Well). Both of the manholes are totalling blocked by vegetation debris and as a result the rainwater pools across the road and when at a high enough level starts to flow across the verge and down the bank onto the footpath around Pond 1. The water flow dislodges mud from the bank onto the footpath and together with the excess water renders the path unsuitable for walkers (unless they are wearing wellies). At the central point of the water flow along the Westerham Road edge, there is a missing kerb stone further reducing a barrier to contain the water. The drains are packed solid with debris and will require a ‘gully sucker’ to clear them. The metal hinged lid of the northern most manhole is rotting and holed in the centre and in need of replacement probably as it is continually sitting in water.

Asset ID: 730018214

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:58, Fri 10 March 2023

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:31, Tue 21 March 2023

  • There is evidence that perhaps this has been looked at with clumps of debris strewn about the bank but the drains remain blocked and clearly unable to cope with the volume of water. The path around Keston pond 1 at the base of the bank remains totally water logged and generally impassable with undoubtably contaminated water leeching into the pond close to the entry point by Caesar’s Well which will impact on water purity. Whilst appreciating this might not be a easy or quick fix it does require prompt attention by the relevant agencies.

    Posted anonymously at 12:19, Sat 1 April 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 06:35, Mon 3 April 2023

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