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Surface Water Drain

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 09:38, Tuesday 15 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Strong smell, (rotten eggs) Coming from main surface water drain. (double drain lid in centre of road, in front of garage of 3 Stour Close). Thames Water attended last week, as I thought that it was a sewer issue. Thames Water advise that the surface water drain is highways responsibility. Sewer checked and no smell, surface water drain lid lifted and smell is confirmed from this area. Smell is intermittent but strong, can be smelt indoors in bedrooms if windows are open. Smell evident for 2 weeks approx now. Gullys were cleaned 2 weeks ago, not sure if this is related.

Council ref: ENQ21897495

Asset ID: 290760192

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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 09:39, Tuesday 15 June 2021

  • Thank you for this report. Sorry for the delay in reply as this is an unusual situation. As we have had heavy rains since your report and my first step would have been to have the system flushed, I am closing this report. However if you find there is still a smell coming from these twin covers please raise a new report then I will request a Technician carry out further investigations.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:37, Friday 25 June 2021

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