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Manhole cover exuding continuous water flow

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 12:02, Saturday 27 August 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3784525.

Manhole cover exuding continuous water flow.

Every time I visit this location there is always a problem around this manhole cover.

Either the asphalt around it is cracking up and pothole forming or as last night a water flow from it then being spread along the road by traffic.

The manhole cover is marked CTV implying not one for water or sewerage.

Somehow there must be capillary action causing the water flow then them in die course loosens the asphalt and causes potholes.

The proprietor of the Blythe Hill Tavern right by it says it never gets permanently fixed - just bodged with every repair visit.

For avoidance of any doubt it is this manhole (right by the zebra crossing):


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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has been investigated and we have now referred it to our contractors. If it is confirmed as a safety issue it will be made safe within two hours. If the manhole cover is owned by us, we will carry out a permanent repair at a later date. If it is owned by another company this will be passed to them for a permanent repair. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 13:18, Thursday 8 September 2022

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Friday 7 October 2022

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