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Flooding from storm drain cover AGAIN!!

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 17:54, Sun 16 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Once again, due to the rain water drains being inadequate for the road, the drain has backed up, filling my driveway. This is the 5th time that I have reported this and NOTHING gets done. The drain needs more inlets further up the roda and needs to be cleared properly. The exact location is easy as it is the only rain water inlet from the road in Orchard Way, outside No4.

Council ref: ENQ20858129

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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 17:55, Sun 16 February 2020

  • The drain outside is still the only one in our street of 20 houses. Until the council add another inlet to the drain further up the road, it will always pool at my front driveway.

    Posted anonymously at 19:47, Sun 15 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Have the council dug up the road and installed a series of drains appropriate for the 30 houses on the road ?? No. Are there still only 2 surface water drains at the same place in the street ? Yes. Is it fixed then ....... No !!!!!!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 22:09, Sun 12 April 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I am a resident on Orchard way and I really feel it is time the flooding we get every time it rains heavily is fixed it’s a dangerous area that can be heavily used when schools are open with cars parked everywhere and children do not wish to arrive at school soaked. I have a child with ASD who loves water but if he sees a huge puddle he may for example decide to jump in it until soaked through that could create an extra danger especially with traffic around it just adds extra challenges to leaving the house. I believe there have been multiple requests already for this to be looked at. It’s already a totally blind corner on Orchard way when driving so let’s please address any additional dangers on this road.

    Posted anonymously at 07:34, Fri 8 May 2020

  • If it rains, it still floods. Until we see the road being dug up and more drains placed in the road and the link from Orchard way to the Westfield drains is investigated and unblocked, then it wont be resolved.

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Tue 12 May 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Road not yet dug up and extra drains installed therefore... not fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 10:33, Tue 9 June 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Potholes in Orchard Way , Harwell.

    Posted anonymously at 13:46, Thu 30 July 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 14:43, Tue 13 October 2020

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