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Storm drain cannot cope with any volume of rain

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 20:53, Tuesday 16 August 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Refer to reference number 3570784. This happens every time we get a decent rainfall and has done for over 10 years. I have been told that this is going to get resolved but haven't been given a date yet.

Council ref: ENQ22931840

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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 20:53, Tuesday 16 August 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, the extreme and heavy rainfall of Tuesday 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 have visited this location on the, 17.8.22, following the heavy rainfall and found there to be no standing surface water to suggest there are any drainage issues that require immediate action. The storm drain in this location was also clear. As previously discussed, we are installing further drainage in this location, we are unable to give you an exact date at present of when this will be.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:50, Thursday 18 August 2022

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