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Blocked drain on north side of Vale Avenue.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked Drain / Gully category by Mike Hapgood at 16:10, Friday 5 January 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

This drain is located at the lowest point in Vale Avenue and is currently flooded by water from burst water pipe at corner of Vale Avenue and St Johns Road (Thames Water are aware according to their web site). Drains to east are working but not stopping water accumulating in dip on Vale Avenue. Spotted just before 14:00 on 5 January.

Council ref: ENQ24986407

Asset ID: 290116235

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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 16:11, Friday 5 January 2024

  • Thames Water fixed the leak at the corner of St Johns Road and Vale Avenue yesterday, and have today restored the surface around the leak location. The consequent pool of water in Vale Avenue has cleared. However a visual inspection shows that the problem drain is still blocked. The attached diagram shows the location of the blocked drain. It is full of leaves to just below the grid as you can see in attached image, taken 15:19 today. Visual inspection shows the other grids clear down several feet to water in the drain below.

    Posted by Mike Hapgood at 15:50, Tuesday 9 January 2024

  • The mud around the blocked drain was cleaned today. Many thanks. But the drain itself remains full of leaves as you can see in the attached picture, taken at 16:14 on 16 Jan.

    Posted by Mike Hapgood at 19:30, Tuesday 16 January 2024

  • I forgot to add. This drain lies in a high flood risk area along Vale Avenue (see the flood risk map for Grove). Since it lies in the lowest part of Vale Avenue it is important that the drain is clear so as to mitigate the flood risk.

    Posted by Mike Hapgood at 19:37, Tuesday 16 January 2024

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