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Ways to protect your property

Get advice from the National Flood Forum about how to protect your property from flooding, with its Property Protection Advisor tool:

You can also find more information on flood protection products and service at The Blue Pages -

Soak it up

Have more green spaces in your garden and install water butts to stall the flow.

Bin it – don’t block it

Flushing wipes and other sanitary products down the toilet can cause blockages, so avoid anything other than pee, poo and paper!

Use water wisely

By using water more carefully, you’ll be reducing use and creating more space in our drains – as well as saving yourself a few pennies at the same time.

Properties near a watercourse

If you own property next to a watercourse, for example a river, culvert, brook or mill stream, you must maintain riverbeds and banks and not obstruct the water flow at any point. Read guidance on the rights and responsibilities of owning a riverside property

If your property’s next to a canal, contact the Canal & River Trust to check who’s responsible for maintenance:

Contact the Environment Agency if you have questions about your responsibilities.

Environment Agency

Telephone: 03708 506 506

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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