Several bodies have powers and duties to deal with land
drainage matters, including the Environment Agency, Staffordshire
County Council and ourselves.
Ordinary watercourses are the responsibility of the county
council whilst the Environment Agency are responsible for main
We're mostly responsible for stretches of water which run
through our land (e.g car parks and open spaces).
We provide the following service in respect of flooding and
(i) giving advice or
information to help deal with a variety of flooding problems.
(ii) helping to
investigate land drainage complaints where there is a serious risk
of multiple property flooding.
practical help where we can in a flooding situation.
A limited supply of unfilled sandbags are kept at the council
offices in Codsall. These can be collected on a
We don't provide an out-of-hours flood response. If your
property is flooding - you should call Staffordshire Fire and
Detailed information on the subject of flooding and how to deal
with it can be obtained on the Environment Agency's website (see
link below), or by contacting the Environment Agency's Floodline on
0845 988 1188.
External Link: Sow and Penk
Telephone: (01902) 696000