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Newton Road: blocked kerbside drain

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 09:06, Thursday 14 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Drain on south side of Newton Road, outside nos 7 and 9, seems blocked. Large pool of standing water extending in either direction after heavy overnight rain. Photo taken from east (outside no 5), facing west along Newton Road.

Council ref: ENQ19847576

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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 09:10, Thursday 14 November 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: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:12, Friday 15 November 2019

  • This afternoon, the puddle was there again. It was not the result of the rain yesterday night (Sunday 17th Nov), since the road was clear this morning. I think the source of the water was pumping out from the foundations being laid as part of the extensive bulding works at no 27. This suggests that the problem may be due a specific blockage in this drain, rather than lack of capacity in the storm drain. The attached photos were taken at 16:45 this afternoon (this time facing east along Newton Road).

    Posted anonymously at 19:40, Monday 18 November 2019

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