A gully consists of a concrete pot positioned under the road surface with an iron grate visible from the road. The water collects in the concrete pot and is then channelled through a series of pipes before connecting into the main sewer network. Sometimes these pipes and channels become blocked with soil, dead leaves and rubbish, preventing the free flow of water to the main sewer.
Routine maintenance of gullies
Gullies on all adopted roads are inspected and cleaned on a 3 year cycle. The programme below indicates when we will be visiting your ward area, to clean the highway gullies:
|Sprotborough||Edlington and Warmsworth||Nov 16|
|Arterial Routes||Arterial Routes||Apr 17|
|Armthorpe||Rossington and Bawtry||Sep 17|
|Adwick and Carcroft||Mexborough||Nov 17|
|Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall||Tickhill and Wadworth||Jan 18|
|Staniforth and Barnby Dun||Finningley||Feb 18|
|Roman Ridge||Mar 18|
|Arterial Routes||Arterial Routes||Apr 18|
|Wheatley Hills and Intake||Town||Sep 18|
|Norton and Askern||Balby South||Nov 18|
|Thorne and Moorlands||Hexthorpe and Balby North||Jan 19|
If you see a blocked gully or a gully with a broken or missing cover (grate), please let us know straight away by filling in the following e-form:
You can report the problem by downloading the MyDoncaster app or by phone on 01302 736000
We will need to know:
- where it is - nearby landmarks
- if the blocked gully is causing a danger or obstruction, i.e. flooding
What happens next?
The Highways Operations team will assess all reported incidents with blocked gullies within 5 working days.
Keep our gullies clear
You can help us to keep the gullies clear by not tipping waste down them. If you know of someone who tips waste into a gully that could cause a blockage, please let us know.
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