Kangaroo Flat residents Bradley and Amanda Carr say enough is enough as their house came dangerously close to flooding again on Friday night.
They are calling on the council to properly investigate drainage issues at their property and those of their neighbours after repeated close calls with flood water.
"Luckily I was home because the water comes through that quick," Mr Carr said.
"I looked out the window and saw two drain outlets across the road and the water was bubbling up out of them.
"I rushed outside and took the grates off the back easement pits and in minutes water was flowing through and just about to the bottom of my front door."
Mr Carr says it only takes a matter of minutes for the rain to cause damage, with his entire garden flooded and items in his shed sustaining damage.
"I had some framed sports memorabilia on the floor in a cupboard and that has been damaged," he said.
Amanda Carr said it is an "ongoing fight" with council to get something done about the drainage system in their street.
"If we weren't home, our house would flood," Ms Carr said.
"The lids blow off the drains across the road.
Ms Carr said another drain to the right of their driveway and new piping is needed to provide a better drainage system.
"The council seem to just brush it off," she said.
"We know we are in a low-lying area, but there are things they can do about it.
"We have to clean the drains and get all the leaves out of them to make sure the water goes through."
Ms Carr says council have done some maintenance on the drains, but only after repeated calls and emails.
"Council put cameras down the drains to make sure there aren't any blockages," Ms Carr said.
"It is hard for them to see what the problem is because it happens so fast.
"They have to be here to see where the water is coming from."
Mr Carr says that a heavy downpour is problematic and worries what will happen to his home when he isn't there.
"I worry that if I'm not here the house could get flooded," Mr Carr said.
"There is a lot of work, money and stress involved if that happened.
"Why should I be paying rates to have this headache every time there is a decent amount of rain?"