Surface water management
Maintaining drainage to keep roads and highways accessible
Whilst local authorities have a statutory responsibility to deal with surface water flooding, and to maintain roadside gullies, the LSIDB plays an important assisting role, both for its authority partners and landowners.
What we do
Surface water drains in roads and highways ultimately runs into water courses. The LSIDB provides maintenance to ensure that outfalls remain operational, and drainage ditches remain clear, allowing surface water to run off.
For farmers, understanding and planning for surface water is also an important factor in land use management. Certain crops, over time, can cause the soil to harden, accelerating surface water runoff during rainfall. The LSIDB offers guidance to manage crop rotation and optimise soil drainage.
The LSIDB offers its eight local authority partners and local landowners advice and support for surface water drainage at no charge.
Latest from LSIDB
Postcard from the Past
Postcard of the Severn Catchment Drainage Board Operations Team from 1934/1935
ADA Flood and Water Conference 2023
LSIDB Officers attending ADA Flood and Water Conference
Pumping Stations Public Consultation 2023
Two consultation events at Oldbury on Severn and Whitminster were held
Dr Manjit Pope
Chief Executive Officer