By 2010 it had become obvious that some areas of the estate suffered from flooding during very wet periods so an investigation was initiated into the surface water drainage on the estate. It was found that many of the drains were blocked preventing the water from draining away harmlessly. Further work was necessary to alleviate the problems.
On more detailed investigation it was found that blockages were due to, a build-up of soils and rubbish from the roads, the ingress of tree roots and collapse of the whole drain. During 2010 some of the worst blockages were dealt with and a plan prepared to resolve the remaining issues. The total cost of this exercise was £49,000 in 2010.
In 2012 a further major exercise was undertaken to resolve most of the remaining issues at a cost of £70,000. At the end of this there were still a few issues to sort out and these were done in 2013 at a cost of £12,000.
We now have the drains checked about every twelve months so that we do not get into the poor state that existed in 2010.
The Drain Work Schedule gives an idea of the amount of work that was done in 2012