Why is drainage of Cattle Grids important?

Cattle Grids drainage is often neglected.

Huge amounts of silt and other debris can be quickly washed into and remain in the pit.

Filled pits are the most common reason for the escape of stock.

 

In winter frozen water can bridge the grid and lead to dramatic stock escapes.

From a road safety point of view this is an ice hazzard.

Car drivers don’t mind flooded grids but cyclists have their reservations.