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Gullies still not taking water between Nos 3 and No 5 Benson Place

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:49, Friday 18 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This reopens a report from January, repeated in February. I am aware that the problem does not lie with Oxfordshire assets, and I suspect that it does not lie with Oxford City assets. A City works team inspected the gullies after the Fewbruary report, but there has been no further action. In heavy rain the water from surface drains in Norham Road and Benson Place comes to the surface at the gully near No 4 Benson place, flooding the road and re-entering the drains at the next gully but one near No 7. The City teams have checked the gullies several times and the symptoms are consistent with severe restriction or near-blockage of the only drain line here which passes along the opposite side of the road in front of Nos 5, 6, 7 Benson Place, The water rises in the No4 and No5 gullies in moderate rain, and comes copiously above the surface of the road in heavy rain. I suspect that the line affected must be a Thames Water asset. Benson Place Residents association has been pursuing this problem since at least last August, and whilst some work was done last year upstream of here to alleviate the worst of the problem, nothing has been done since January. Thames Water require me to report this problem via the council. Please can you pursue this matter, or provide me with a route to pursue it with Thames Water.

Council ref: ENQ21897980

Asset ID: 290158975

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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 14:50, Friday 18 June 2021

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council and will be passed to the relevant organisation.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:15, Tuesday 22 June 2021

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