Individual landowners are responsible for the drainage of their own land. This includes accepting and dealing with natural flows from adjacent higher land.
It is not an offence to let water run off onto nearby land unless the flow has been artificially concentrated in a particular place. We do not become involved in private disputes of this nature. If you have problems you may need private legal advice.
|Ditches and watercourses|
What are riparian owners responsible for? (FAQ)
|What is a watercourse? (FAQ)|
|Who is responsible for flooding from culverted (ie piped) watercourses? (FAQ)|
|Who is responsible for flooding from ordinary watercourses - including ditches? (FAQ)|
|Who is responsible for flooding from the highway? (FAQ)|
|Who is responsible for roadside ditches? (FAQ)|
|Who owns the watercourse? (FAQ)|