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From outside 51 Elton Lane and the length of Elton Lane towards the Bypass

Reported via desktop in the Gully/Drainage category anonymously at 17:01, Friday 24 March 2023

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4355347.

Linked to Council ref: 4241225

Currently the main drainage pipe along the highway is silted up and possibly fully blocked. This is causing severe local flooding. Also it results in many of the septic tanks and waste treatment plants along Elton to back-up and flood residential properties.

The inefficiency of the drainage system is creating a risk to health and the environment.

The whole lane's public drainage needs to inspected and immediate action taken to resolve the long standing problems. A jet flush isn't going to be sufficient due to years of neglect.

I suspect a major flush, suck and jet approach is needed as a minimum, but more likely a total replacement of the outdated drains is needed.

A council employee came on the 20th March and cleared out the grids outside 49 and inspected the main accesses to the lane drains, noting the lack of drainage.

Further work is required to resolve the long standing problems along Elton Lane and the increased risk of harm to the environment and health to Elton Lane residents.

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 17:01, Friday 24 March 2023

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to carry out work as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 10:06, Wednesday 29 March 2023

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