Water not draining
Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:46, Thursday 13 May 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
This area always floods and is very slow to clear after heavy or prolonged rainfall
Council ref: ENQ21894488
Asset ID: 290133585
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 14:46, Thursday 13 May 2021
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 14:48, Tuesday 18 May 2021
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