In a long awaited development, residents of New Cut Lane Halsall are seeing a response from United Utilities (UU) about local flooding problems. Since the lively Halsall New Cut Lane residents’ meeting just over a week ago, UU have shown they listened to the residents and are acting upon the local flooding issues raised with them.
After an abundance of photographic and written evidence was provided by affected residents New Cut Lane has been a hive of activity as several UU engineering teams have been on site all week knocking on doors explaining their intentions to provide a detailed drainage survey to all homes. This is the proactive response the residents wanted .
UU are cleaning and jetting sewerage pipes, then conducting detailed CCTV inspections to find any faults and the root causes of the drainage system inadequacies.
They are also tracing older drains which may not be mapped, or thought to be redundant, which can then be passed on to the various authorities in order to fully understand the surface and foul water infrastructure and commit to a proper plan of action.
In addition, UU are also inspecting and reporting surface road and gully systems and unkempt brooks as part of a fully robust study into the flood issues which has plagued residents due to poor maintenance and lack of investment for nearly forty years !
The residents look forward to the Environment Agency and Lancashire County Council Highways department being similarly proactive in the very near future and await their reports and findings.