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Flooding can have a significant impact on our lives, property, and local businesses with increasingly serious incidents being recorded across the UK each year. The types of flooding can also come from various sources; rivers, streams, the sea, culverts, drains and sewers that cannot cope with the volumes of water from localised high intensity rainfall events we seem to be experiencing.
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (the Act) implemented recommendations from Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the 2007 floods in the UK. Under the Act, Powys County Council became a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and was given a series of new responsibilities to co-ordinate the management of local flood risk.
As LLFA, the County Council needs to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS). The LFRMS will focus on local flood risk due to flooding from surface water run-off, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and sets out how organisations and communities should work together to manage this risk.
The LFRMS also considers the measures we can take to manage flooding and how those might have multiple benefits (to the local economy, communities and the environment) and how such measures will be funded. At the same time it will help define Powys County Council’s new role as a LLFA.
There will always be a limited amount of funding available from national and local government and it is not economically, socially or environmentally feasible to resolve all flooding issues in the County. However, we can take steps to manage the risks that will hopefully reduce both their frequency and impact now and in the future.
The LFRMS should be consistent with the National Strategy.
The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy is an opportunity to understand local flood risk issues, share your experiences of flooding, learn about how you can become more resilient to flooding and have your say about how the County Council, other organisations and communities should work together in the future to manage such risks.
The LFRMS has been developed and the County Council now seeks your views on the draft strategy and the accompanying environmental documents. The period for the consultation has been set at 6 weeks which will end on Thursday 11th July 2013.
How to Respond
To take part in this consultation please complete the Consultation Questionnaire together with any other comments you would like to make and return by Thursday 11th July 2013 via post or email to the address provided below.
Address: Land Drainage Section, Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG
For flood enquires and information contact the Environment Agency as follows:
We are currently undertaking two flood alleviations schemes as follows:
Use the links below to report various types of fault with drains and drainage.
Telephone: 0845 602 7035
Fax: 01597 827276
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