Hampshire County Council have been flat out dealing with emergency works in the last few months but recently have been able to catch up with some of the issues we have been raising over winter. One of these is the regular flooding we have seen on Downwood Way.
Several weeks ago I posted an update that Hampshire County Council would be jetting out the drainage to resolve the flooding, but on further investigation this will not address the issue as the drains are not blocked, but the very high groundwater has resulted in the soakaway filling to the top and not draining fast enough.
The team at Hampshire County Council have a plan which means connecting an overflow pipe from the soakaway to a permanent drainage system so that when this fills up, it will overflow into the permanent drains. HCC advise this will be carried out early in the 2014 / 2015 financial year as soon as they can allocate some funds to the works.