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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs about Flooding and Drainage

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What is the difference between a Private and a Public sewer?

A private sewer is any pipe serving more than one property and the majority of domestic houses are connected to a private sewer.

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 an issue on the highways please use our online form

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External websites

  • National Flood Forum 
  • Worcestershire's Trader Register is a free online directory of home improvement trades people who have given their commitment to provide good workmanship.
  • Highways Agency
    The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.

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This page was last reviewed 6 May 2014 at 9:32.
The page is next due for review 2 November 2015.