AN ongoing drainage problem at Merrivale has prompted a local resident to warn of crash risks, with vehicles veering onto the wrong side of the road to avoid floodwater.
Darren Groves said complaints to the city council about a blocked drain on Davis Street had been going on for about six years.
“Their first fix was signage and an indicator to state the road is subject to flooding,” Mr Groves said.
“This year the water is not subsiding.
“As usual, it is not in the council budget so we get water over road signs to go with our permanent road flooding signs.
“Cars veer onto the wrong side of the road on the tight bend and this could be dangerous.”
In a recent submission to a state inquiry on drainage systems, the council highlighted a lack of defined authority for where rural and urban drainage interacted and listed Kelly Swamp, near Dennington, as an example of where flooding has an impact on residential areas.
“It is unclear who owns and is responsible for open drains and drainage outfalls in urban areas,” it said.
The council did not respond to calls for comment this week.