Land Drainage and Flooding

Nwwm LogoRedditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest District Councils have joined together to provide a shared service for water management and associated issues. The North Worcestershire Water Management service is hosted and based at Wyre Forest and deals with flooding, drainage, ordinary watercourses and surface water issues.

We aim to reduce flood risk whilst protecting and enhancing the water environment and encouraging sustainable water management by:

  • Working closely with a wide range of partners for the benefit of the communities of North Worcestershire
  • Reducing the flood risk through development processes
  • Advising on and, where necessary, enforcing responsibilities for land drainage and water management

We can be contacted on or 01562 732 191. Our aim is to respond to any queries within 5 working days, unless the query is urgent.

Map of the main rivers and ordinary watercourses across North Worcestershire


Advice on private drains; lateral drains; public sewers; misconnection; foul water drains and surface water drains; installation of domestic drainage systems; registering a sewer discharge.


Dos and don't in the event of a flood, useful contacts and advice. 

Common sources of flooding and how to plan for floods.

Who to contact and what they can help with.

Flood Re - Find out how you can get affordable flood insurance

You need permission to do works that will affect a watercourse. You may also need to consider water management for planning applications.

Advice for protecting your property

A “one stop shop” advice web portal, the Centre for Resilience, has also been established to make it easier for people to find the most relevant information on better protecting their properties against flooding, including: precautionary actions to take to better protect properties from flooding; actions to take if your property is in imminent danger from flooding; live flood warnings; and recent case studies and research.
In addition, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has produced a new consumer guide to resilient flood repair.

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