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Flooding from surface water manhole

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:32, Wed 29 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Flooding from manhole likely as a result of a blocked drain on the entrance of Gorwell on Brook Street Watlington. The water is gushing with force out of the manhole and the escaping water flooded the whole entrance to Gorwell with a small river running down the side of Brook Street into Cuxham Road. Drain should be investigated and cleared. Video of incident sent direct to OCC.

Council ref: ENQ20872222

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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 14:32, Wed 29 July 2020

  • The flooding was terrible yesterday. All the surrounding drains were clear and running fine but the blockage at the bottom of Gorwell/under Brook Street was causing the water to back up a significant way up Gorwell.

    The manhole has come off again too due to the force of water.

    I took a video like the previous poster and can send it if you let me have an email Or link to upload it too, I thought it might help you identify/locate the blockage showing which drains are clear and which are blocked.

    Posted anonymously at 07:16, Wed 19 August 2020

  • Adding to the post made by someone previously, the road was awash the other day, nit good as people approach the junction at speed to be confronted by braking in a huge puddle! All other surrounding drains functioning properly but water pouring out of the manhole, it has been lifted off again. The blockage under the road is still there and really needs sorting please, thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 19:42, Sun 27 September 2020

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    Created a new report as issue unresolved/ongoing. Be good to get the blockage cleared please

    Posted anonymously at 20:54, Fri 2 October 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage has been investigated and will be included in our forthcoming gully cleansing programme.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:24, Mon 16 November 2020

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