Frustrated Kennoway residents who were promised action a year ago to prevent their gardens flooding were struck again.
Neighbours in Seton Terrace have had their gardens ruined once more following recent bouts of heavy rain.
Standing water in nearby fields has formed a large pond and one resident said even at the height of summer his grass was so boggy there was an invasion of frogs.
When gardens were flooded in November last year, Fife Council said it would investigate solutions and take specialist drainage advice.
Only after properties were affected again did the landowner begin work last week to solve the problem.
Tenant Mark Taylor, 36, said: “Nothing had been done.
“My garden is under a foot of water. It is totally ruined and my fence will probably need replaced.”
Knowing flooding was an issue, Mark avoided building his new shed at the foot of his plot and said: “If my shed had been there I would have lost it too.”
He said water was rising from underneath gardens in the street and the pond in the field was getting bigger.
He said: “It’s getting worse and worse.
“In the summer we had an invasion of frogs due to the moisture. There were hundreds of them. I couldn’t cut my grass there were so many of them.”
Peter Nicol, the council’s housing manager for Levenmouth, said: “A large amount of water had gathered over time on the fields behind Seton Terrace.
“Balbirnie Estates own that land and we met them, along with Sepa, in spring this year to explore options to deal with the flood water.
“We explained the impact that this water was having on the nearby residents and agreed a course of action to reduce the water levels and rectify the situation.
“Following Sepa’s advice the landowners have created a ditch to drain the excess water.
“It will take a little time but the standing water should seep into the land owned by Balbirnie Estates so that it doesn’t affect local residents further.
“This work should remove the risk of future flood concerns. Both the council and Sepa will be monitoring the area.”
Johnnie Balfour, managing partner of Balbirnie Home Farms, confirmed a ditch had been dug to take water from the pond to the nearby burn.
He said: “The height of the bottom of the ditch is below the height of the gardens and therefore water cannot get to the bottom of the gardens.”