Drainage and ditches

Riparian owners (property alongside a watercourse)

Riparian owners have certain rights and responsibilities in relation to land drainage. See the following guidance notes for further details.

Contact numbers

  • public sewers - Thames Water Utilities - 08459 200800
  • road gullies - Surrey County Council (highways department) - 03456 009 009
  • sandbags - Reigate & Banstead Borough Council - 01737 276606
  • ditches and watercourses - Surrey County Council (flooding enquiries) - 03456 009 009.

Blocked drains - who has responsibility?

See also