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Continuing issue with the road drainage not handling heavy rain

Reported via desktop in the Gully and Catchpits category by Chris Hill at 18:39, Tue 16 August 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

We have lost, again, access to the end of Heath Close, as we always do every year or two because of water runoff from Rye Hill. After a 20 minute storm it took more than an hour for the water to drain. Excessive water floods into garages and back gardens. In extensive rains it is very likely that might garden will become totally flooded. This has been issue for at least 20 years and is getting worse now.

Council ref: ENQ22931827

Asset ID: 290089437

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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 18:39, Tue 16 August 2022

  • Note : 'might garden' should be 'my garden'.

    Posted by Chris Hill at 19:31, Tue 16 August 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, the extreme and heavy rainfall of yesterday evening caused flash floods throughout Cherwell. During these flash floods the surface water accumulates quicker than it can be absorbed into the ground or dealt with by the drainage systems causing the drainage system to be very quickly overwhelmed. The surface water then requires time to disperse.We will send the specialist drainage OPC investigate all the gully chambers, carrier lines and outfall.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:04, Fri 19 August 2022

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