If your property adjoins a ditch, culvert, stream or a river you may be responsible for its maintenance.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • maintaining river beds and banks;
  • allowing the flow of water to pass without obstruction;
  • controlling invasive alien species such as Japanese knotweed.

For further information please use this link to access lots of useful advice from the Environment Agency  including a very useful booklet called “Living on the Edge