Well maintained watercourses (brooks, streams, ditches etc) reduce the risk of flooding. We investigate complaints concerning blockages to these watercourses and if necessary can pursue enforcement action using legislation under Section 25 of the Land Drainage Act 1991.
Landowners with watercourses on their land (Riparian Landowners) have a duty to maintain them. We can offer advice to such landowners in order to avoid problems such as disputes or legal action. Where more than one landowner may be concerned we will liaise between all parties to achieve the right results.
For more information contact:
Wychavon District Council,
Queen Elizabeth Drive,
Telephone: 01386 565221