Water Management Consortium

Works

Please visit the relevant Board's website to see works planned in your area.

Additional Works on Main Rivers

During the financial year 2014/15, on EA rivers that have an adverse effect on the Boards' systems, the three Boards have agreed to undertake the minimal amount of maintenance necessary on the sections where flows in the EA systems must be maintained to ensure the land drainage systems continue to operate effectively. This work will involve flail mowing of the banks and removal of vegetation from the centre of the channel to ensure conveyance.

Board members have for some time been concerned about the restrictions placed upon the Environment Agency with regard to funding of maintenance on the main rivers. The Boards have agreed to undertake this work for one year only by which time it is hoped that the EA's longer-term position will become clearer.