The council's policy is to clean all 14,000 drains in the city at least once per year. Some drains are attended more frequently according to their needs and also jetted where necessary.
Essential drain cleaning works can sometimes be quite disruptive, as we may need to suspend resident parking bays to gain access to drains. Please help us to cause as little disruption as possible by observing parking bay suspensions.
We realise suspensions can be a major disruption to residents, so we have introduced a return to service sticker which is used to indicate that suspended bays have been returned to normal use. Revisit sites where identified will be temporarily marked with kerb arrow stickers where necessary. These are drains that have not been accessed and cleaned due to parked vehicles.
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Drain cleaning schedule