Public Sewer Flooding
Since October 2011, public sewers have been the responsibility of utility companies, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, this is Thames Water Utilities. Flooding can be caused by tree roots, silt build up, or high river levels.
Road or Pavement Drains Blocked
All roads in the Uxbridge area have specially designed drainage systems to remove water efficiently from the highway, newer roads are far more effective at this. During heavy rainfall, the highway may appear flooded and the drainage system may seem not to be working effectively, in most cases it is working effectively. If the drains or gullies are blocked and flooding is a persistent issue please contact the council.
Blocked Property Drains
A drain on your property is the landowners’ responsibility until it connects to either someone else’s drain or into the public sewer system. The public sewer system begins on the boundary of your property, or at the point where two property drainage systems meet.