Here is the official Environment Agency short webcast, highlighting the complexity and size of the drainage network serving Canvey Island.
All Canvey Islandresidents existing or future should watch this short webcast!
From the contents it is not difficult to imagine how easy the many linking connections fall foul to blockages and other repercussions backing up the network.
Clearly regular maintenance and general clearage work must be permanently ongoing.
Financial cut backs at any one of the Agencies with responsibility for the efficient working of this system, whether the Environment Agency, Essex Highways or Anglian Water has had, and will have the potential for disastrous effect!
Castle Point Council’s responsibilities will be considered once the long awaited Scrutiny Report on the Canvey Island Floods of July 2014.