Stockport Borough Council has set up an on-going inspection and cleansing programme to keep on top of drainage and flooding problems on priority routes.
The programme aims to reduce the number of ad-hoc visits across the borough and focus on flooding hotspots. It is part of the council’s Streets Ahead initiative that covers highway and street lighting maintenance. The council will still be able to respond to urgent flooding or drainage problems.
“This new way of working will be particularly beneficial as we have prioritised the most used routes reducing the risk of major disruptions caused by flooding,” said Stockport Council executive member for transportation Iain Roberts.
“Any number of things from leaves, to people placing items like car batteries and clothes down the drains can stop a gully from working, and we work hard to ensure that the gullies throughout Stockport are kept clear.”