Surface water management

Helping to keep our communities safe from the risk of flooding.

Water makes its way through all the challenges and opportunities faced across the East of England to get to your tap. It’s our most precious resource, and that’s why we do everything we can to help it on its journey.​

With climate change making heavy downpours and the risk of flooding more common, we’re looking at sustainable ways to manage the rain where it lands. Such an approach to managing surface water is needed to ensure our region is resilient enough to deal with this.​

By using Sustainable Drainage Systems, also known as ‘SuDS’, we can all work together to help reduce and slow the rainwater entering our sewers. Swales, basins, ponds, water butts and rain gardens are just some of the ways we can do this. And they don’t cost a much to create either. 

Keeping water in the environment is better for our sewers and better for nature. Plants help filter and clean the surface water naturally, before it’s restored to the rivers and watercourses.​
We’ll continue working hard with our partners to develop and improve new and better ways to manage surface water in our region. Find our more about the projects we’re currently involved in:​