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Help stop flooding
4:00pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in New Forest News
Hampshire County Council is encouraging residents to clear ditches on their own land and play their part in preventing localised flooding this winter after heavy downpours and over the weekend.
The council spends more than £2m a year maintaining 900km of highway drains and more than 200,000 roadside gullies but there are many gullies and watercourses on private land which can be blocked during autumn from fallen leaves. These blockages can often lead to flooding on local roads after heavy rainfall.
Residents are also being asked to ensure that piped sections of watercourses that lie under driveways are kept clear, as it is these restricted locations that are often the most vulnerable to flooding and need the most attention.
For more information on the work the council does to prevent flooding visit www.hants.gov.uk/flooding.
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