Differentiates between different types of drainage
Road gullies are emptied and cleansed on a routine basis as part of our maintenance programme. This is carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance.
As part of the maintenance regime all road gullies are emptied and cleansed at least once a year, however areas which are known to have a particular problem with carriageway flooding, have the road gullies cleared on a more regular basis.
To report a problem with a road gully, please contact the Call Centre on 01472 313131, and they will pass the details onto the Cleansing section to clear the gully. If any additional remedial action needs to be carried out, this will then be passed onto the Drainage section to carry out further investigations.
If there is a blocked gully in a passageway, normally it is the responsibility of the owners of the properties which the passageway serves. If the passageway is a part of the adopted highway, it will be the Council’s responsibly to clear and maintain the gully. It should be noted that there are very few passageways that are part of the adopted highway.
Drains and Sewers
From the 1st October 2011, all private sewers and lateral drains were formally adopted by Anglian Water. Essentially this means that you are now only responsible for the drain up to the boundary of your property, at which point, the drain becomes Anglian Waters responsibility to maintain.
The diagram within the private sewer guide in the document section to the right, shows an example of the sections of pipe which Anglian Water adopted after the changes.
In order to avoid drains and sewers becoming blocked, you should avoiding letting any fat, grease, oil or any food waste drain down the kitchen sink. Avoid engine oil, brick mortar, concrete or mixer wash down water from entering garden or road gullies.
Wet wipes, cotton wool and other sanitary products should also be put in the bin rather than flushed down the toilet in order to reduce the chance of a blockage.
If it is a Shoreline owned property then please contact Mears directly on 0845 849 2000. If you rent your property from a private landlord then please check your tenancy agreement to find out who is responsible for repairs of this type.
The maintenance of Buck Beck is separated into three different sections along its route to the Humber Estuary.
The first section of Buck Beck, from Bradley Road through to Grove Park, Waltham is under the responsibility of the Council’s Drainage Section to maintain the flow and ensure that there are no blockages in the channel.
From Grove Park, through to the A16, behind Tollbar School, Buck Beck is maintained by North East Lindsey Drainage Board. The final section of Buck Beck from the A16 to the outfall behind Pleasure Island is the responsibility of the Environment Agency.
If you find any blockage within the channel along Buck Beck, please report the issue through to the appropriate department.
For more information on land drainage, please refer to the page on riparian ownership.