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There is a large section of the A338, from te 40mph speed sign to beyond the Manor Farm turning that has been constantly under water or over a week. Water is pouring out of drains on the road and running into my garden.

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 09:49, Tue 18 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

The drains in the road of Manor Road, Wantage have not been cleared in the 3 years we have lived here. The road regularly floods and has worsened over time. Currently water is coming Out of the drains and flowing across the road. In the few minutes that it took me to take the photos, I saw several near misses as vehicles swerved across the road to avid the water.

Council ref: ENQ20858516

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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 09:52, Tue 18 February 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry this appears to be a land drain near Manor Road Farm that is discharging water onto the highway. The drains are not coping with the constant flow of water,
    Thames Water say it is not a water leak. We are liaising with the district council VALE engineer enforce land drainage issues on our behalf.
    We have asked for slippery/ flood boards to go out today.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:54, Wed 26 February 2020

  • There is a drain that is very close to the source of the water that is there specifically to take the water under the road into edge Hill Springs, if that was cleaned out most of the water would go down the drain and not down the road

    Posted anonymously at 12:06, Fri 13 March 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry this appears to be a land drain near Manor Road Farm that is discharging water onto the highway. The drains are not coping with the constant flow of water,
    Thames Water say it is not a water leak. We are liaising with the district council VALE engineer enforce land drainage issues on our behalf.
    We have asked for slippery/ flood boards to go out today.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:21, Tue 9 June 2020

  • You have clean out all the road drains but you haven't cleaned out the drain that would take most of the water away because it has been buried for some years, the drain in question is dead opposite Manor farm bungalows. If it rains for a long period of time it will do exactly the same again because the road drains can't take that amount of water And it will eventually ruin the tarmac road.

    Posted anonymously at 15:35, Tue 9 June 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 10:51, Mon 28 September 2020

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