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Water emerges (bubbles up) in driveway during bouts of heavy rain

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 10:10, Tuesday 20 August 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Everytime there is a large rainfall occurrence, water bubbles up in driveway of Cedar Lodge in a location below a road gully in the roadway outside the property. The road gully is located at a low point in the road (datam level 113.15 asl) with the road way rising either side, by at least 450mm to the east and 150mm to the west to the next gully. It is suspected that the outlet drain from the gully runs through the property's domain and down to the valley bottom below (circa 99.00 asl) where it is then goes eastwards following the valley floor to the Thames Water pumping station a half a mile away. It is therefore suspected that the drain is either damage or partially blocked. The address of the property is Cedar Lodge North Side Steeple Aston OX25 4SE

The owner of Cedar Lodge, and our client, would like the gully and its outlet surveyed and if there is an issue with the pipe, for it to be corrected. The property is about to undergo a major refurbishment with contractors and heavy machinery on site which could exacerbate the functionality of the drain.

Council ref: ENQ19840905

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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 10:15, Tuesday 20 August 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:45, Tuesday 27 August 2019

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:28, Monday 2 September 2019

  • The works undertaken on North Side on Friday 30 th August and still appears ongoing are not associated with this issue we have raised. The road gully in the road in the middle of Cedar Lodge's frontage has not bee touched at all. This gully is at the lowest part of North Side for some considerable distance. We believe that a CCTV survey is required to determine whether the outlet drain from this gully is partially blocked or not. We would also like to have site of any existing drainage drawings that the highways authority have that show the existing drainage runs in the vicinity of Cedar Lodge.

    Posted anonymously at 11:16, Tuesday 3 September 2019

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