We take care of over 76,000km of sewer pipes in our region - that's enough to go around the world twice!


We’ve invested millions to develop and improve the network sewer system. That’s why we use the latest technology, cameras and sensors to detect blockages today, before they become a problem tomorrow.​


We’re acting now to protect our sewer network through projects that:


  • Proactively flush the sewers and remove any known blockages​
  • Upsize sewers and increase capacity to reduce the risk of blockages ​
  • Work with communities to keep the pipes clear​
  • Enhance commercial properties like schools with sustainable urban drainage​
  • Develop more natural drainage solutions ​
    Partner with local and regional alliances to help support our communities in the event of a flood.


There are also small steps we can all take to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in our homes.

Keeping drains clear

One of the best ways to reduce the risk of flooding is through keeping drains and sewers clear and preventing blockages.  Have a look at our tips and advice for our Keep it Clear campaign.

Natural drainage

No one can control the weather, but we can make the most of rain when it comes by enhancing outdoor spaces. By using natural drainage methods at home, you can be more water efficient and reduce the risk of surface water flooding whilst still providing low maintenance gardens. ​

We’re also working together across the region with, builders, developers, schools and commercial businesses to focus on sustainable urban drainage. ​

Have a look at our flood risk partnership programme and how you can gain further support here