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 Flooding and Drainage issues

Select the relevant option below, you will then be able to report your issue on our map, your report will be received by our inspection team for review and action where necessary.

Some options will take you another category so that your report will be correctly recorded for our inspection team.

Essex has several ford crossings on its bridleway and byway network. Those intending on using them are responsible for checking tide times, water depths and the strength of flow

Drainage culvert

A culvert is a way of diverting a water source underground.

drainage culvert

Ditches do not usually form part of the highway.

Ditches are the responsibility of the landholders to maintain.  

More information can be found here

Standing Water

Flooding caused by recent heavy rainfall in rural areas can sometimes take a few days to drain away.  This is the nature of the environment you are passing through. If the standing water is unusual in the location and has been across the PROW for some time, or is on an urban path please report it to us for further investigation.

flood water

Drainage problems on PROW can be very complex and sometimes a seasonal matter. These issues are often monitored over several months before action is taken to resolve them. If the solution is to add hard surfacing material over long lengths of the path, then often funding will need to be sought before any action can be taken.

muddy path

Essex has several PROW that are within the tidal zone. Our coastline is one of the most heavily protected for it’s environmental importance. This means that works within the tidal zone are restricted. Some paths are subject to coastal erosion. The England Coast Path will provide access on foot around the coast, the route rolling back with coastal erosion, which will secure access where coastal erosion persists.

tidal water