Patcham hit by groundwater flooding after latest heavy rain

Patcham hit by groundwater flooding after latest heavy rain

Patcham hit by groundwater flooding after latest heavy rain

First published in News

Groundwater flooding has affected some home in Patcham follwoing the latest heavy rain.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for ground water flooding in the area.

Residents are advised that flooding is expected and to take action.

As of 8.00am on Saturday 15 February the ground water level at Patcham is now at 45.93 metres (AOD - above ordnance datum).

It has passed the 45m level which the council said would result in some surface water flooding. Some basements have already been flooded.

Areas at risk in Patcham include Old London Road, parts of Church Hill and Mill Road where they meet the A23 and the Recreational Ground.​ To help divert water from the road drains in Patcham, Southern Water has installed temporary pipes and pumps alongside the A23 at Patcham, Brighton.

Have you been flooded? Call Peter Truman on 01273544522.

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8:12am Sun 16 Feb 14

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

No surprise

We spent your money on cycle paths, bus lanes, travelers and of course the speed restriction markings...get over it!

We are the Greens
No surprise We spent your money on cycle paths, bus lanes, travelers and of course the speed restriction markings...get over it! We are the Greens I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
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11:08pm Sun 16 Feb 14

snowballs says...

Please stop your endlessly boring and lacking in wit nonsense so-called "contributions". Go away now, please.
Please stop your endlessly boring and lacking in wit nonsense so-called "contributions". Go away now, please. snowballs
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10:19pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Mr chock says...

Thank you southern water for putting in 5 " FIVE " massive pumps for pumping the sewage out along the sewage system , i am pleased they have had the forward planning this year to implement what looks like a successful scheme ..YES the pumps are just for sewage not for the groundwater that is forecast to break throu at any moment . Today i noticed a little river along the Old london road its clean "patcham spring water ....." at the moment its clean and freely going down the drains at Grangeways but the little stream also seems to start in a drainage manhole in Audrey close .. locals say it always overflows https://maps.google.
co.uk/maps?q=old+lon
don+road+patcham+&hl
=en&ll=50.861011,-0.
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89.06,,1,20.17
anyway lets hope its not as bad as in the past the council have actually this year sent a specialist team out to inspect the drains . AND some do seem to be unblocked finally
Thank you southern water for putting in 5 " FIVE " massive pumps for pumping the sewage out along the sewage system , i am pleased they have had the forward planning this year to implement what looks like a successful scheme ..YES the pumps are just for sewage not for the groundwater that is forecast to break throu at any moment . Today i noticed a little river along the Old london road its clean "patcham spring water ....." at the moment its clean and freely going down the drains at Grangeways but the little stream also seems to start in a drainage manhole in Audrey close .. locals say it always overflows https://maps.google. co.uk/maps?q=old+lon don+road+patcham+&hl =en&ll=50.861011,-0. 15078&spn=0.001481,0 .002411&sll=50.83171 9,-0.136793&sspn=0.0 11913,0.01929&gl=uk& hq=old+london+road+p atcham&radius=15000& t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbl l=50.861044,-0.15057 1&panoid=5Jda26v7mnr 39pkhWbpRLA&cbp=12,2 89.06,,1,20.17 anyway lets hope its not as bad as in the past the council have actually this year sent a specialist team out to inspect the drains . AND some do seem to be unblocked finally Mr chock
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11:13pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Mr chock says...

ohh my link did not work ?

.... its below

http://goo.gl/maps/u
pzmX


..................is this any better ?
ohh my link did not work ? .... its below http://goo.gl/maps/u pzmX ..................is this any better ? Mr chock
  • Score: 0

9:19am Sat 22 Feb 14

tekniko says...

So what are the pumps in London Road for? Are they not working?
So what are the pumps in London Road for? Are they not working? tekniko
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Mr chock says...

tekniko wrote:
So what are the pumps in London Road for? Are they not working?
the big pumps you see are connected just to the sewage system . If you think Brighton council has installed them to protect the road from flooding nope it has not thoroughly cleaned the London road for many many months . take a look at the "crud " detritus that will wash in to the gully drains if it rains hard . Flood protection from them seems to be inactive " watch and wait ..." David H is doing a great job keeping the locals informed do check out his fantastic info in the Post office Old london road .. if the water continues to rise in Old london road "sewage is already coming out the drains at park court " and near Audry close is that fresh water ?? Patcham spring .... maybe they will try and offer more sandbags .. ohh yerr they are good at preventing groundwater . Brighton council had the opportunity a few years ago to improve the underground pipe work when the London road was dug up for the big sewage pipes were installed .. why was nothing done then ?
[quote][p][bold]tekniko[/bold] wrote: So what are the pumps in London Road for? Are they not working?[/p][/quote]the big pumps you see are connected just to the sewage system . If you think Brighton council has installed them to protect the road from flooding nope it has not thoroughly cleaned the London road for many many months . take a look at the "crud " detritus that will wash in to the gully drains if it rains hard . Flood protection from them seems to be inactive " watch and wait ..." David H is doing a great job keeping the locals informed do check out his fantastic info in the Post office Old london road .. if the water continues to rise in Old london road "sewage is already coming out the drains at park court " and near Audry close is that fresh water ?? Patcham spring .... maybe they will try and offer more sandbags .. ohh yerr they are good at preventing groundwater . Brighton council had the opportunity a few years ago to improve the underground pipe work when the London road was dug up for the big sewage pipes were installed .. why was nothing done then ? Mr chock
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