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Leaking Water Destroying Road Surface

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category by John Foord at 10:02, Friday 16 July 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

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Water has been leaking at this location for several weeks and has caused the road surface to sink and fail in one place and hump and fail in an adjacent piece of road surface. There are now very obvious tracks of failed road surface with a central hump between them. I assume that the water is undermining part of the road foundations and pushing up the central section where the vehicle wheels are not constantly pushing it down again.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:02, Friday 16 July 2021

  • The problem is becoming worse. Anglian Water have investigated and claim that the water is not "theirs" as there was no chlorine in a sample they tested. They claim that it must be a "spring". Having lived on Ivy lane since 1986 I can assure them that there has never been a spring on this site - its a leak!. I'm not a hydrologist but why would a new spring appear following many weeks of hot dry weather this Spring (the season)?

    Posted by John Foord at 08:22, Monday 13 September 2021

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