Yorkshire Water provides some of life's most essential services to the people and businesses of the Yorkshire and Humberside region, playing a key role in the region's health, wellbeing and prosperity. We do this by supplying water and waste water services, and being custodians of essential infrastructure and the natural environment. We do all of this for about £1 a day for the average customer, amongst the lowest water and waste water bills in the country. Yorkshire Water is responsible for flooding from our sewers. We understand that flooding can be one of the most unpleasant things you can experience in your home. That's why we continue to work hard to make sure these incidents are as infrequent as possible.
The Environment Agency was established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. Within England, the Environment Agency is responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.
The Environment Agency’s priorities are to:
- Work with businesses and other organisations to manage the use of resources
- Increase the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion
- Protect and improving water, land and biodiversity
- Improve the way we work as a regulator to protect people and the environment and support sustainable growth
In 2013, we launched the City Plan for Hull – a 10-year regeneration strategy with great ambitions for transforming the city physically, culturally and reputationally. This plan was cemented when Hull was successful in its bid to be the UK City of Culture 2017.
Since then, Hull has seen investment of more than £3 billion from the public and private sectors. There is a real buzz in Hull and it is a place that is brimming with culture, enterprise and opportunity. The city has also been recognised as a leading local authority in how to tackle surface water flooding, and it continues to remain a high priority for us. The extensive work, investment and existing partnership work that has taken place so far will help to reduce the probability of flooding.
We know the key to Hull’s success has undoubtedly been its proven track record of partnership working, and we now work closely with partners across the board to understand the level of threats of flooding at a strategic and operational level.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a unitary authority formed in 1996. It covers 240,768 hectares (930 sq miles), making it one of the largest unitary authorities in the country, and has a population of 335,049.
Since the June 2007 floods, which saw significant areas of East Riding experience unprecedented levels of flooding, the council has taken substantial steps to strengthen its involvement in flood risk management and develop its role as a Lead Local Flood Authority. The council has been successful at gaining significant external funding for flood and coastal alleviation works, with a six year programme starting in 2015/16 equating to around £130 million.