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A second point where water is coming through the road surface

Reported in the Damage to road category by Ian Hunneybell at 20:27, Thursday 23 May 2019

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 minutes later. Council ref: 1638531.

Similar to the point a hundred yards uphill, this year sees a SECOND place where water is now breaking through the road surface.

It suggests there may be an abundance of water underneath the road surface, undermining the foundations of the road and surrounding properties. IF the root cause is not identified and resolved, a larger problem awaits.

Given that nearby is a manhole cover marked "FH" (fire hydrant) it suggests there may be a water source nearby. This may be leaking.

It would be time well spent examining this, and the water leak a hundred yards further uphill, before an even more calamitous leak occurs.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 19:30, Thursday 23 May 2019

  • Water is trickling out now at a fair rate and there is green algae growing in the puddles, suggesting the leak is from nitrogen-rich mains water

    Posted anonymously at 12:43, Monday 10 June 2019

  • I was told by Wessex Water that this leak is due to a natural spring rather than a leaking pipe... All I know is that the water must be eroding the road under the surface and eventually it will collapse. Please BANES, can you look into this?

    Posted anonymously at 18:44, Monday 10 June 2019

  • One month on, no progress.

    Posted by Ian Hunneybell at 22:51, Thursday 20 June 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • We have looked into this issue and found it is not the council's responsibility. We have passed this report to the relevant party to take action.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 19:11, Monday 1 July 2019

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