Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about Flooding and
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What is the difference between a Private and a Public
A private sewer is any pipe serving more than one property and
the majority of domestic houses are connected to a private
All private sewers eventually lead to a public sewer and these
will be the responsibility of Severn Trent Water.
Who is responsible for flooding and drainage?
Worcestershire County Council is responsible for maintaining
highway drainage. The county council is responsible for the removal
of surface water from the carriageway and footway as quickly as
possible under normal weather conditions.
How do I report either flooding drainage or both?
To report a problem with a highway use the online reporting form
Reporting Highways Defects Online, or alternatively please
contact the Worcestershire Hub on 0845 6072005
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This page was last reviewed 23 December 2013 at 13:44.
The page is next due for review 21 June 2015.