Flood management – riparian ownership

WatercourseThe responsibility for the maintenance of a stream, brook ditch or culvert rests with the owner of the land through which it passes.  Where an ordinary watercourse forms the boundary of two properties, the maintenance responsibility is usually shared.

Queries regarding ordinary watercourses and their maintenance should be directed to Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9006 or email  flood@shropshire.gov.uk. To learn how to maintain a watercourse, please follow this link.