Our Services - Drainage

Blocked drains

Quite often our drains become blocked by silt, debris or tree roots. Where his happens, our team will undertake clearance works utilising high pressure water jetting and root cutting equipment.

At known drainage ‘hot spots’ that regularly flood, we are undertaking a programme of detailed drainage investigation where we will use CCTV equipment to record images of the condition of the drainage pipework. The pictures below show a section of pipework that had become damaged due to tree roots breaking through the pipework and impeding water flow. Once the problem was identified, the pipe could then be cleared of the tree roots and re-lined, so that the drainage system could adequately function again.

ESCC's Highways Policies

You can access the Highways Inspection Manual, the Investigatory Matrix and more information about the Council's policies and strategies for the highways service on their website

Highways Policies, Strategies and Plans

Report a problem

If you think the problem is an emergency please call us on 0345 60 80 193. If it is not an emergency you can report it easily online here.

Report a problem online