This web page contains information about land drainage.

Landowners are responsible for watercourses on their property and therefore ensuring water can flow freely. Charnwood Borough Council is responsible for ensuring water flows freely through the property it owns.  

Leicestershire County Council is the Lead Local Flood Authority. It is also responsible for clearing gullies. 

Sustainable drainage

Sustainable Drainage is a sequence of management practices 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 is the Lead Local Flood Authority and the Systems Approval Body (SAB) for Leicestershire. More information can be found on the Leicestershire County Council website.

More information on land drainage

Contact details

For information regarding general advice on Land Drainage, Flooding, Pollution or Street Nameplates:

Office Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm

Emergency contact in flooding emergencies: 01509 634565

Information regarding National flood warnings Environment Agency also Pollution control, Coastal defence and Main rivers:

General Enquires: 01159 455722
Pollution 24hr: 0800 807060
Flood Line: 0845 9881188

Drainage related contact information

Last updated: Tue 16th January, 2024 @ 11:55