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When it rains this area has running water over road way

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 16:17, Sunday 16 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Running water over road way in ring wood which runs into Downside rd and then Downside end. The drains in this area do not drain the water away only when it runs down to Downside end does the drains take it away.

Council ref: ENQ20858106

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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 16:20, Sunday 16 February 2020

  • 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 15:22, Thursday 20 February 2020

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