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« on: November 21, 2014, 08:47:10 pm »

Almost 4 months into a 1 month investigation of Station Lane and still no conclusion. Ironically the more staff at Yorkshire Water dig the bigger the problem becomes.
Over the past 2 weeks Yorkshire Water have been re-mapping their plans which currently show 1900 era drains and not many new. I wonder what planning has been looking at for the past 20 years.
It appears a number of problems have been found resulting in holes being dug and cameras investigating. Initial results confirm a drainage disaster with an expensive cure. The next steps will be interesting.

If this were not bad enough it appears that like a disease the problem of flood water is now spreading across Featherstone. Another problem some paid to serve would wish buried. Around Featherstone there are several areas that suddenly have lost all their homes floor timbers and floor boards to dry / wet rot. Some homes are dry. Some have un-explained puddles under their homes. Decaying timber on this scale does not happen overnight. When a drainage fault occurs as is evident it would take about 3 to 6 years for the decay. Ironically in most cases when a new housing project was previously added to the pipe work. To give you just one scale the houses on Half Penny Lane are 100 years old. They are mostly original. Is it a coincidence that in the last 2 years over 12 houses have had to replace all their floors? Yes a known faulty drain has a new housing estate coupled to it on their pipe work. And boy no one wants to know because itís not commercial. One slip of a tongue discovered a part answer. The water table level is above the clay. This is a fault of bad drainage. I hope the residents keep pushing.
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