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Drainage maintenance improvements called for in Perth

Residents of Perth in central Scotland have demanded action be taken after flash floods caused havoc on the streets for the third year in a row.

The problems arose as 20mm of rainfall hit the Fair City last week causing homeowners to scramble for sandbags in order to look after their property.

During the same month last year, as well as the year before that, flash flooding has left the drains and sewerage system unable to cope with the water.

And now local people within the town have called for the drainage to be improved and brought up to modern standards. They have become frustrated with the frequency of these emergency situations and the impact of these heavy downpours which are leading to this surface water flooding.

Perth and Kinross Council revealed how they did all they could to respond to the situation.

A spokesperson said:

“As a council we will always do what we can with the resources available to us, both to promote precautionary measures to reduce the risk of flooding and to assist residents affected by flooding, together with our community planning partners.

“However, primary responsibility for protecting properties from flooding rests with the owner. We have contacted Scottish Water regarding the problems which arose last week.”