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The drains in this area or not coping

Reported via Android in the Gully and Catchpits category anonymously at 17:35, Tuesday 11 June 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council 5 minutes later

We live in Peacock Road and on some occasions when the been a big heavy rain storm it has come and overflowed all the drains and has flooded our garage and further down the harberton Mead they always seem to be a dream which is overflowing and creating a river down the road so please could you send someone up to clean the main drains

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. All storm drains link to main (storm) drains, which are maintained by Thames Water. Many of the storm mains are not large enough anymore for the capacity of water that can fall in flash flooding situations like today. Once the mains are full no further water can be drained away, and can sometimes cause water to surcharge back up the gully causing puddles to form around the gully or drain. Once it stops raining the storm main will slowly drain away meaning the current puddle will also drain away. The gullies are on our schedule for clearing.

    Posted anonymously at 10:48, Thursday 13 June 2019

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