November 2018 update
Work will begin during the week of the 10th December to repair a main drain under Tamarisk Way. The drain will be repaired by lining it with an extra strong plastic. This method is approved by Arun District Council and avoids the need to dig up the road.
At the same time, an area of the middle twitten will be excavated to deal with blockages in the pipe. A new inspection chamber will be installed at the Tamarisk end of the twitten to enable proper maintenance in the future.
Works are scheduled for the week of 17 December for our contractor Sweeptech to clean the 187 gulleys we have across the Estate, jet the culverts and sweep the roads.
January 2018 Update:
Three sea outfalls originate from the Estate (Pigeonhouse Lane, Angmering Lane and West Ridings). These were originally drainage ditches, but over the course of time these have been largely culverted. There is also a ditch/culvert around Michel Grove, which exits onto Sea Lane. If you have a ditch or culvert going through or under your property, then you are considered to be a “Riparian Owner” and as such have certain responsibilities. You are probably aware of these, but more information can be found in the document ‘Good Practice for Watercourse Maintenance’, which can be found on the WRA website.
During remedial work on the sea outfalls, Arun Council identified a collapsing surface water drain under Tamarisk Way. It also identified foreign matter in the drain at the bottom of Middle Walk, as well as some undocumented and unauthorised connections to the culverted drain. These need to be investigated further and corrected.
Arun Council will be installing soakaways on the beach to ensure the correct water flows away from the Estate. Once this work is complete, the upstream culverts and ditches will need to be checked to identify any corrective action necessary.