Flooding and drainage
For the latest information on flood alerts and advice in Gloucestershire, please visit www.glosprepared.co.uk or follow #floodglos on Twitter.
The district of Stroud is heavily influenced by the River Severn and other smaller watercourses.
Even if your home is not directly at risk from flooding, we can all be affected by the consequences of an unexpected event. Flash flooding usually arises as a result of heavy rain over a short space of time and has caused a great deal of disruption. Unlike river flooding, surface water flooding is much more difficult to predict. Your essential flood guide [354kb] contains useful information on flood risk, emergency guidance and post flood help.
If you have a river, stream, ditch or culvert running through or alongside your property, you are most likely considered a 'riparian owner'. You have responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the watercourse to ensure that it is not a flood risk to other people or property. The leaflet Waterside living in Gloucestershire [890kb] is available to help explain this further.
Flooding help - how to protect your home
Flood protection advice and sandbags.
Flooding help - during a flood
What to if you have been flooded.
- Flooding help - cleaning up after a flood
The relevant water provider in your area will be responsible for the majority of sewers (even on private land) and for all lateral drains.
Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage (RSuDS) project
The Stroud Rural SuDs project is being implemented to reduce the risk of flooding in the Frome Valley using natural flood management techniques.
Flood mapping is maintained and updated by the Environment agency.
Ordinary Watercourse Land Drainage Consent
Further information on consents needed if you are altering a watercourse.