The Council's role
Lead Local Flood Authority
We lead on the management of flood risk in Nottinghamshire. In this role, we work alongside partners to manage flooding from local sources: surface water, ordinary watercourses and groundwater.
We have completed a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment and are finalising a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Nottinghamshire.
View the final Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment report (June 2011).
Southwell Flood Study
Responsibilities and who to contact for different types of flooding:
|Roads||Our Highways team provide and manage highway drainage and ensure that road projects do not increase flood risk.|
|Public sewer/burst water mains||Severn Trent Water | 0800 783 4444 | @stwater||You can report problems directly|
|Main rivers||Environment Agency | 0845 988 1188 | @EnvAgency||You can call the 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60|
|Ordinary watercourses||Small rivers and streams which are not managed by the Environment Agency. They are the responsibility of the owners of their banks (riparian owners)||We must provide consent to any changes on these, see making changes to waterways.|
|Rising groundwater||The property owner but we can provide advice.||See preparing for flooding|
Get in touch for more information about our flood risk planning and responsibilities.
Customer Service Centre: 0300 500 80 80