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Pavement drainage not working

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 17:29, Wed 14 January 2015

Sent to Southampton City Council 1 minute later

The new pavement outside Union-Castle house has not been laid correctly and fills with water when it rains.

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  • Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This request is now being actioned.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 16:24, Sun 18 January 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:25, Wed 11 February 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:54, Thu 12 March 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:53, Tue 12 May 2015

  • The basic problem remains in that the drainage gully formed in the pavement is supposed to allow water to run by gravity into the drain provided. In fact the gully runs in the opposite direction so the water has no chance to run into the drain. Simples. The contractor who installed this has got away with blue murder yet again. Does no-one ever check their work? I've no doubt they have been paid.

    The photo attached shows the problem.

    Oddly the other side of the drain is perfectly formed and works properly. Perhaps it was Friday afternoon when they did this bit.

    Posted anonymously at 15:53, Tue 12 May 2015

  • Thank you for your update.

    The Highways Officer has been out to inspect these footway gullies in February and has confirmed that they are running freely and no further work is needed.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 12:38, Thu 14 May 2015

  • I've also have been out to inspect the gully in the rain and I can confidently report that the drain is not running freely for the reason mentioned above. The gully has been laid by an incompetent contractor at a lower level than the drain. The attached photo says it all.

    Posted anonymously at 14:10, Thu 14 May 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:36, Tue 9 June 2015

  • No change.
    Contractors continue to get away with poor quality work.

    Posted anonymously at 18:36, Tue 9 June 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:43, Wed 8 July 2015

  • No change, poor quality work remains the rule rather than the exception.

    Posted anonymously at 10:43, Wed 8 July 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:34, Wed 5 August 2015

  • No change.

    Posted anonymously at 11:34, Wed 5 August 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:32, Wed 2 September 2015

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