Drainage and sewage maintenance
We do not upkeep the drainage system, however if public health is put at risk by poorly maintained drains, Environmental Health have the ability to insist that any necessary works are carried out.
Our Health and Environmental Services can insist that the property owner maintains the drainage.
You can call 03450 450 063 (8am to 5:30pm, Mon-Fri).
Our Housing Services will fix any serious drainage problem.
You can call 03450 450 051 (8am to 5:30pm, Mon - Fri).
Anglian Water are responsible for the upkeep and any problems with mains drains and sewerage. Any issues should be reported to them.
You can call them on 03457 145 145 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Land drainage is usually the responsibility of the landowner. In some rare cases it may be that the drains upkeep has been passed onto us.
If you are not sure please contact Health & Environmental Services and ask for the Drainage Manager (see contact details below).
Awarded watercourses are a network of drainage ditches throughout the district for which the council is responsible for the maintenance of.
If you have any questions relating to an awarded watercourse please contact the Drainage Manager at Health & Environmental Services.
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