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A Drainage problem has been found

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 15:34, Thu 2 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Historical drainage/ flooding issue that OCC have previously been involved with. Possibly due to springs and a stream that appears to run beneath the A34 towards North Hinksey Lane. Risk of flooding

Council ref: ENQ20852069

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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 15:36, Thu 2 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We are aware of an historical issue at this location and we will jet the system and remove the debris / blockage to get it working again. I will also arrange to get the partially damaged pipe repaired sometime in the new financial year. I believe a Utility company has damaged the pipe some years ago and we have frequently had to jet it through when the nearby manhole surcharges.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:48, Fri 3 January 2020

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site pinpointed, see photos. The stream running between 40 and 42 appears to be blocked at the point where it goes under the roadside verge so is spilling over onto the road.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:32, Wed 8 January 2020

  • This was reported 3 weeks ago and still nothing has been done. The weather is now freezing and we have a stream of ice flowing across a junction which services a school I have seen 2 people fall over on the ice tghis afternoon. This is a historic issue and dates back to when the service Road on North Hinksey Lane was dug up to put in a new drain. Since that work the water has flowed out of this corner. When the contractors came to the corner they were pzzled as there were so many different sources of water and they didn't know how to deal with it. They obviously didn't direct one of the sources of water. As this cold weather continues there is likely to be a serious accident.

    Posted anonymously at 18:36, Sun 19 January 2020

  • Sorry for the delay in a response to this enquiry. I had sent the jetters out on 14th January to clear the pipe which usually works, however this time the jetters couldn't get the pipe clear and running again. A CCTV camera was put down the pipe and has revelaed a botched repair by a Utility company sometime in the past. Not sure when? It's this that is causing the surcharging water as the botched repair is causing a restriction in the flow and there is too much upstream water for it to cope. I have asked for salt filled sand bags to be put at that location for the short term and will arrange for a dig down to see if we can repair the problem. This may take some time as a Road Closure may be required as the botched repair is in the middle of the road. I will keep this enquiry updated so won't close ot down.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:38, Tue 21 January 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We have looked at it and found that it was a duplicate of an issue reported by another customer.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:25, Fri 16 October 2020

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