by Cllr Darren Fower on 15 January, 2016
You’ve no doubt read about the serious issues relating to recent flooding around the UK recently? That made me think, I wonder if people know about the flood map service offered by the Environment Agency?
Basically, most areas in the city are pretty safe from flooding from rivers, the real threat in Peterborough is from surface water.
Surface water flooding happens when rainwater does not drain away through the normal drainage systems or soak into the ground, but lies on or flows over the ground instead.
According to Peterborough City Council, “Peterborough is at risk from surface water flooding which can occur in almost any location ……..”
Unfortunately, I’ve discovered from previous chats that some areas of the city have sub standard drains, or are effected by regular drainage blocking, which means when we get some heavy rainfall, flooding will occur.
One area that always seems to flood locally, is the bottom of Amberley Slope (Werrington), sadly, the relevant organisations simply do not have the money to replace or upgrade all the street drains throughout the city.
Do you have any thoughts on flooding locally? Perhaps you know a location that regularly floods? Please feel free to post a comment at the bottom of this page!