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Rain water from field across not draining into the ditch because there is not ditch!!!

Reported via mobile in the Blocked Drain / Gully category anonymously at 13:32, Tuesday 2 January 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5378512.

This problem has been going on for years! We first thought it was to do with Thames water not having a good enough pump in place. Then we thought it was to do with soil/mud blocking the pipe systems, so we regularly clear the manholes. But now it is obvious to all of us that there is no ditch for the water from the field across to drain into. Please we would like this problem to be assessed properly and sorted as soon as possible. Thank you for your time.

Council ref: ENQ24985510

Asset ID: 290057033

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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 13:33, Tuesday 2 January 2024

  • The problem at Longfield is getting worse every time there is heavy rain. It continually floods because the ditch along the field opposite is completely filled with mud and heavily over grown. There is no where for the water to go except in the surface water drains causing blockage and extreme flooding. When it floods sewage gets into the surface water drainage as the pumping station is within yards. As we are the lowest point in the village , all surface water drains into a large pond /lake at The Nurseries. When sewage gets into the surface water this contaminates the lake and in turn passes into the water course which drains into the River Dorn. Houses on Longfield are unable to flush the toilets due to the sewage back up. This problem needs urgently dealing with and the ditch clearing.

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Monday 22 January 2024

  • Some work was done by Thames water on 7th Feb 2024. Has not solved the water on the road issue.

    Posted anonymously at 15:53, Thursday 8 February 2024

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