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Land drainage and flooding

At certain times of year there may be flooding in your area and it is important to your health safety that you are prepared and can keep flood water out of your home.

Our main responsibility is to limit and control damage from flooding of ordinary waterways (not main river i.e. River Soar), by making sure the districts land drainage systems work properly.

Leicestershire County Council has prepared a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to better explain our joint approach to flood defence in Charnwood.


Sustainable drainage

Sustainable Drainage is a sequence of management practises and control structures designed to drain surface water in a more sustainable fashion than traditional piped systems with the aim of:

  • relieving damage caused by flooding and reducing flood volumes and/or flow rates
  • improving water quality
  • protecting and improving the environment
  • protecting health and safety
  • ensuring the stability and durability of drainage systems

Leicestershire County Council are the Lead Local Flood Authority and the Systems Approval Body (SAB) for Leicestershire. More information can be found on the Leicestershire County Council website.


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