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We are the Lead Local Flood Authority in the area and we have duties and responsibilities relating to flooding from local sources which include ordinary watercourses, surface water and groundwater.

The Land Drainage Act 1991 requires anyone undertaking work on an ordinary watercourse to apply for consent from the Local Authority. Contact us at to apply. 

    Flood Risk Asset Register

    A register of structures and features which are likely to have a significant effect on flood risk within their area, as required by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

    Check for flooding

    Use the government's tool to check current flood warnings or alerts, river, sea, groundwater and rainfall levels and flood risk in the next 5 days.

    Sewer flooding

    Contact Northumbrian Water for help if you are experiencing sewer flooding.

    Flood investigation

    Our flood investigation reports.

    Preliminary flood risk assessment

    A strategic assessment of flood risk from local sources including surface water, groundwater, ordinary watercourses and canals.

    Report a drainage issue

    Report a drain that needs clearing or any other drainage issue.