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118.23m AOD - The highest level recorded at the Farringdon Borehole measuring station (recorded on 20 February 2014)



‘Shirnall Meadows was jetted on Friday 15th December 2023, all now running clear, lots of mud and silt in the pipework. There was one petrol interceptor that they could not cleanse, but we will raise a further job for this.’                                                                                             

This should stop the regular ponding for now – you might still get ponding for short periods maybe 5-6 times a year, just because of the sheer size of the catchment draining to the gullies, but this should normally drain away within like 5-30 minutes now the pipes are clear (there’s no easy way to upgrade capacity without much larger works).

The question is how quickly the silt is likely to build up again, to the point that the puddles begin to linger for hours or days, and in response to smaller and smaller showers. We have requested the more regular cleansing regime to help avoid this. But if it starts flooding regularly and for prolonged periods again, do keep reporting it. This is the most surefire way to mobilise a longer-term fix if the maintenance is not enough.' (HCC)