City of Swan flooded with calls after wild and wet weather streak

The SES sand bagged this house in Bennett Springs.
The City of Swan dug out this diversion channel.
The SES sand bagged this house in Bennett Springs. The City of Swan dug out this diversion channel.

WILD and wet weather across Perth has led to widespread flooding in the City of Swan, with more than 470 calls from the public.

Bennett Springs was the most impacted by flooding, where storm water drains were overwhelmed by heavy rainfall.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City first responded to calls regarding flooding last Wednesday morning .

“Once City staff were alerted to the situation they immediately investigated the cause and see what assistance could be provided,” he said.

“City staff inspected nearby drains and drainage gates to ensure they were flowing freely and on Friday a water pump was installed near Marshall Road to redirect the excess water towards Bennett Brook.”

Cr Wainwright visited the affected area over the weekend and said the measures helped to remove some excess water until more wet weather hit on Saturday.

“Due to rising water levels and continued heavy rainfall, City staff decided to excavate a diversion channel to help drain more water away from the area,” he said.

“The pump and diversion have been able to keep the water levels from reaching the houses and the pump will most likely be removed this week as the forecast improves.”

If you have any concerns about flooded drainage systems call the City of Swan on 9267 9267.

If you need emergency assistance call the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

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