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Streaming water on roads and pavements

Reported via mobile in the Flooding of a road or pavement category anonymously at 14:50, Thursday 7 March 2024

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5682045.

There is a near constant flow of water running from the alley behind park avenue. The water runs across the pavement and across the main road (magdalen road) into the drain on the other side. Problem is this water regularly freezes and forms black ice at the junction of magdalen road/avenue and surrounding footpaths. There have been lots of accidents here.

I’m not sure if it’s ground water misdirected or a burst pipe from one of the houses, but it seems to be getting worse.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 14:50, Thursday 7 March 2024

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 15:16, Friday 15 March 2024

  • Water still streaming out

    Posted anonymously at 15:04, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • N/a

    Posted anonymously at 15:06, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • Please fix this issue. It has been like this for some time.

    Posted anonymously at 16:01, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • Water still pouring down the road

    Posted anonymously at 18:29, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • This is still a big problem. Water flowing in the back alley and into the pavements and road presenting a potentially hazardous situation for pedestrians and other road users.

    Posted anonymously at 18:47, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • Please resolve this issue, it is only goi g to get worse and potentially have structural implications for the whole street.

    Posted anonymously at 19:05, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • Water across the road, dangerous when it freezes, an accident waiting to happen - please fix

    Posted anonymously at 21:19, Saturday 30 March 2024

  • This leak / stream of water from the pathway through to the walkway and street has being going on for months and keep getting worse, keeping flowing even in days with good weather, making it problematic for pedestrians and vehicles on the public highway. Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 14:57, Sunday 31 March 2024

  • Another photo showing the water streaming from Magdalen Road across junction with Magdalen Avenue. We would appreciate your action to resolve this asap.

    Posted anonymously at 10:44, Wednesday 3 April 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:11, Thursday 4 April 2024

  • Observation from Sunday 13/04/24. After some days without raining the stream was slowly drying up (see photo). Despite the day was warm and sunny, the stream restarted with a considerable flow of water at about midday, and continued for a couple of hours, to then reduce again in the afternoon. Therefore it looks like the flow of water is affected by reasons that are not (or not only) meteo/natural, and may be associated with household activities?

    Posted anonymously at 11:05, Monday

  • Some added evidence (see pictures) that the stream of water may be not / not only associated with weather / natural stream of water: - nearly dry in the evening of 16/4/24 - considerable stream of water in the morning of 17/4/24 despite no rain overnight

    Posted anonymously at 10:29, Wednesday

  • Further evidence (see pictures) of water stream potentially affected and/or associated with household activities / drainage / water management: - 18/04/2024 early morning (~6am) > no visible running water - 18/04/2024 start of the day (~730am) > noticeable stream of water restarting and progressively increasing Please note no raining.

    Posted anonymously at 09:52, Thursday

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