Our Environmental Protection & Drainage Team respond to a range of incidents relating to flooding and pollution within the district.
To report an incident please complete the online form below and the appropriate Officer will respond accordingly.
We can not help with issues with blocked drains on private property, that is the land owners responsibly.
If you are having an issue with a neighbours blocked drain and cannot resolve the issue between you please contact our environment team
Blocked drains on the road
You need to report blocked drains on the road or pavement to Essex County Council
Riparian ownership – owning a watercourse
A riparian owner is a landowner who has a ditch within or adjacent to any boundary of their property. Where a ditch is sited between two or more property boundaries each owner may be equally responsible. Riparian owners are responsible for maintaining the bed and banks within their section of the ditch and ensuring the free flow of water from obstructions.
For more information on owning a watercourse and the maintenance responsibilities
- Visit the Environment Agency’s website