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Surface Water Not Draining to Highway Gulleys

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 10:46, Tue 7 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I recently reported a problem of water not draining to highway gulleys in Cuddesdon Road (Council ref: ENQ20869773) and received the following response:

Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage will be included in our forthcoming gully cleansing programme.

To clarify, the problem is NOT that the gulleys are blocked but that the surface of the road has dished such that water cannot drain to the gulleys. The road surface requires re-profiling to restore a gradient sufficient for the water to reach the gulleys.

Council ref: ENQ20869824

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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 10:47, Tue 7 July 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. This highway drainage issue has been investigated and remedial works have been added to a forthcoming program. If property is at risk of flooding due to water from the highway, in the interim sand bags can be requested from the county council via the Flood Toolkit which you can find on the county councils website. For more serious flooding events, please report this to the emergency services. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:53, Fri 28 August 2020

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