If a drain or ditch is on private property and is blocked or overflowing this is the responsibility of the landowner of that private property.
If a drain is on Essex County Council Highway land it could either be our responsibility or a utility company. Most utility companies have a company name on them, if this is the case please contact them first.
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Essex County Council carry out regular routine drain cleaning along with drainage cleaning at sites identified by our Highway Inspection team.