Here's a drain in Balmain back at the end of May. I've been going through here now for over 4 years, and every time we get a bit of rain, a big puddle forms here because the drain is blocked.
I finally did my block and contacted Leichhardt Council and asked them to clean it out. I don't know if the council does the cleaning, or whether the drain belongs to Sydney Water or whoever - if it's not their job, they should at least pass the message on, or tell me that it's not their problem.
It looks like they can't be bothered doing either - here is the same drain again tonight. Except that the puddle is slightly smaller than usual.
Is it really that difficult to lift the grate and clean out the muck underneath?