Our duties and responsibilities include:
· developing a Strategy for managing local flood risk;
· establishing and maintaining a register of flood risk management assets;
· investigating flooding incidents; and issuing Land Drainage Consents for works on ordinary watercourses, including Enforcement.
Register of flood risk management assets
The location of features and assets included in the significant risk asset register are available to view on request by contacting our Land Drainage Team by email email@example.com
Investigating flooding incidents
Under the terms of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, we must investigate:
· which organisations have relevant flood risk management functions, and
· whether each of those organisations has exercised, or is proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood.
Where an investigation has been carried out we must:
· publish the results of the investigation, and
· notify any relevant organisations.
Where investigation of a significant flooding incident has been carried out a ‘Flood Investigation Report’ will be completed and published here.
Main rivers are usually larger streams and rivers. However, they do include smaller watercourses of local significance.
The Natural Resources Wales is the managing authority for main rivers, and has a number of powers relating to their supervision.
An ordinary watercourse is every river, stream, ditch, drain, cut, dyke, sluice and passage through which water flows and which does not form part of a main river.
Powys County Council is the local land drainage authority and has a number of powers relating to the supervision of ordinary watercourses under the Land Drainage Act 1991.
If you have an ordinary watercourse or a main river running through your land or along the boundary of your property you are likely to be the riparian owner, unless the watercourse is known to be owned by someone else.
Further information on the rights and responsibilities of a riparian owner can be found in the Environment Agency’s booklet ‘Living on the Edge".
Where the flooding you are experiencing is caused by a burst water main or from sewers, please contact the relevant utility company for your area:
· Severn Trent Water − Telephone 0800 783 4444 or report a leak to Severn Trent Water online (opens in a new window).
· Dwr Cymru Welsh Water − Telephone 0800 052 0130 or report a leak to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water online. (opens in a new window)
Use the links below to report various types of fault with drains and drainage.
For flood enquires and information contact the Environment Agency as follows:
Telephone: 0845 602 7035
Fax: 01597 827276
Local and Environmental Services