Work still needs to be done on Canvey’s drains

Cllr Barry Campagna outside May Avenue pumping stations Canvey station blocked with rubbish

Cllr Barry Campagna outside May Avenue pumping stations Canvey station blocked with rubbish

First published in News

TWO weeks after the flooding, Essex Highways says there is no time set for clearing blocked drains.

As reported in Friday’s Echo, drains in Holbeck Road, Canvey, have remained blocked since four inches of water fell in 90 minutes on Canvey on July 20.

A spokesman said: “The gullies and chambers in Holbek Road were cleaned on July 30. The gullies are marked with yellow spray, dotted indicating that they had been cleaned, and a yellow cross meaning there is a blockage.

There are seven blocked pipes that connects the gully to the main line in Holbek Road that will require follow-up work.

“We have no timeframe for this at the moment. There are also two blocked inspection chambers within the main line.

“Essex Highways is responsible for the cleaning of gullies. Anglian Water is responsible for the mainline and the inspection chambers along it.”

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5:47pm Tue 5 Aug 14

John Right says...

It's always somebody else's job, each pointing a finger away from themselves..
It's always somebody else's job, each pointing a finger away from themselves.. John Right
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

The gullies run along at the bottom of peoples gardens, with a whole manner of rubbish entering these gullies, ending up at the pictured pumping station grills. Until these open waterways are covered this problem will continue time after time.
The gullies run along at the bottom of peoples gardens, with a whole manner of rubbish entering these gullies, ending up at the pictured pumping station grills. Until these open waterways are covered this problem will continue time after time. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Tue 5 Aug 14

emcee says...

The drains gets blocked with rubbish that the council should be clearing from the streets and opens spaces. The streets and open spaces become full of rubbish because irresponsible citizens and visitors of Canvey should be disposing of their rubbish more carefully.
Remove the reason for the problem and the effects of said problem will disappear.
The drains gets blocked with rubbish that the council should be clearing from the streets and opens spaces. The streets and open spaces become full of rubbish because irresponsible citizens and visitors of Canvey should be disposing of their rubbish more carefully. Remove the reason for the problem and the effects of said problem will disappear. emcee
  • Score: 6

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