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Road drains are clearing surface water

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 10:38, Wednesday 14 August 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

The road drains are not clearing the surface water making cyclists swerve and presenting a flooding risk to Properties on Bradmore Road as the water is fast approaching pavement level.

Council ref: ENQ19840447

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:42, Wednesday 14 August 2019

  • Thank you for your report.

    All storm drains link to main (storm) drains, which are maintained by Thames Water. Many of the storm mains are not large enough anymore for the capacity of water that can fall in flash flooding situations.
    Once the mains are full no further water can be drained away, and can sometimes cause water to surcharge back up the gully causing puddles to form around the gully or drain.
    Once it stops raining the storm main will slowly drain away meaning the current puddle will also drain away. If the issue persists once the rain has stopped then we can investigate further.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:47, Thursday 15 August 2019

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