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Surface water breaking up road

Reported via mobile in the Cracked or Damaged Road Surface category anonymously at 07:42, Sunday 19 May 2024

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5991635.

This problem was reported many times over the last three months by the local people, twice by myself and has been taken off the system without me having received an explanation. Road now sinking, Water running down the hill not in a drain, Damage to property further down the road from constant water splashing. Mud on pavement and road making both slippery. I tried to call your emergency number after several minutes got cut off. What is wrong with you response system.. What are you doing about your responsibilities. Is it time to sort yourselves out.

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  • This problem continues to get worse. the photo shows water bubbling up from the road, taken this morning the surface now appears to have dropped. I noted originally that you had closed my previous report of the middle of March, without telling me, I had been away and you sent me an e-mail saying that the problem did not meet the criteria that you require for action on the 2nd of May, which I missed. Could you let me know what will be done with this now as it has become worse and clearly is not a Seven Trent Issue as it is surface water and worse when it rains. I tried on two occasions to call the number you give but the first time it cut off and the second time this morning the line just went dead.

    Posted anonymously at 15:01, Wednesday 22 May 2024

  • Yes what’s going on here?? Yesterday I received an email from Fix My Street showing an earlier report of the problem! I didn’t report it so why send me the information? But I will now join the growing concerns about the problem .. at a flow rate of 5 Litres a minute pouring out onto the road, that’s 7200 Litres a day or 200000 Litres a month, so where’s it coming from? My money is on a mains leak so get Severn Trent out to reassess the situation.

    Posted anonymously at 09:56, Friday 24 May 2024

  • I would like to add my concern about water flowing out of the ground which appears to be damaging the road surface. The ground is noticeably sinking and will in time produce a dangerous hole if it continues as it has done over the past few months. If it has not been fixed by year end I expect freezing conditions will make it even worse.l look forward to your response.thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 17:00, Monday 3 June 2024

  • The problem is getting worse, with a depression (pot hole) forming in the road where the water is surfacing. This needs urgent attention

    Posted anonymously at 07:58, Friday 7 June 2024

  • On July 5th, at 11am Officials from Severn Trent and RCC had a site meeting at the leak .. I along with several other local residents observed and we understand there will be action within the next few days to establish the cause of the bubbling water .. the road is now marked off with yellow paint so it’s a start … but nothing more happened yesterday!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 08:53, Friday 7 June 2024

  • Well almost a week later, very little has happened and I just received a confirmation that Rutland County Council are now managing the project .. the road has been marked and ‘Incident’ signage has been put up … as to the position of one sign, it’s hidden by parked cars! I give up …

    Posted anonymously at 08:53, Tuesday 11 June 2024

  • The hole continues to deepen. It looks dangerous to cyclists and to car suspensions. The signs are too vague to be helpful and the promise of a fix in a few days doesn’t appear to be true. At least put a sign around the hole before someone is injured.

    Posted anonymously at 12:50, Friday 14 June 2024

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