Swale upgraded for better drainage


MSDC has recently completed work near the football fields to resolve some of the drainage problems that have been experienced.

It seemed that the original underground drainage pipes that dealt with the overflow from the Lake and surrounding areas, had become blocked, and during and after rainfall, water was backing up in nearby ditches and grassy areas.

The new system that has been installed should ensure good flow rates under all conditions, directing the water away to the stream that runs along the south-east boundary of the estate, and eventually on into the River Medway.