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Flooding and drainage

Who is responsible?

Flooding can occur for a number of reasons and different organisations are responsible for flooding in different siutations. The following outlines who is responsible for the different types of flooding.

Staffordshire County Council

We are responsible for highway drains

Landowner

The landowner is responsible for ditches and watercourses and also piped watercourses and culverts.

Water company

The water company is responsible for public surface water sewers and foul sewers.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is responsible for  critical watercourses and main rivers and also emergency response.

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Latest transport news

Gritting and highways crews work through the night to help keep county on the move

Staffordshire's army of gritters were out in force across the county last night as freezing temperatures, sleet and snow hit the county once again.
Date:
21 January 2021

Drivers urged to take care as highways crews work through the day to tackle flash flooding

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Date:
20 January 2021

Project team continues to work at pace as latest phase of Stafford's growth boosting road scheme begins

A new section of the multi-million-pound road project which will support growth and ease congestion in Stafford opens on Monday, January 25.
Date:
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Drivers urged to take care as surface flooding could make driving conditions difficult

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Date:
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