Lydiate Flooding – Work at Highbanks tries to resolve problem

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Residents who live in the first couple of houses in Highbanks have suffered flooding problems for a while now and I have previously posted about them.

Last week Sefton Council and their contractors started works which will, I hope, resolve the problems that led to one house being internally flooded in September 2012.

The two photo’s above show works taking place with the second shot being of the remote controlled camera robot about to be sent down the culvert to look for problems. It found them! Solidified slurry has reduced the size of the culvert by maybe 70% and the drainage engineers tell me that this is often caused by sand and cement from building works being washed into the surface water drains.

More work is to be done this week to try to clear the obstructions I understand.

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