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 is responsible for main rivers.

We're mostly responsible for stretches of water which run through our land (e.g car parks and open spaces).

Our Service

We provide the following service:

  • giving advice or information to help deal with a variety of flooding problems.
  • helping to investigate land drainage complaints where there is a serious risk of multiple property flooding.
  • providing 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 first-come-first-serve basis.

We don't provide an out-of-hours flood response. If your property is flooding - you should call Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Flooding Emergencies

Detailed information on the subject of flooding and how to deal with it can be obtained on the Environment Agency's website, or by contacting the Environment Agency's Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

Information is also available on the Staffordshire Prepared website

Contact Details

South Staffordshire Council Flooding/Watercourse Enquiries Telephone: (01902) 696000 (between 8:45 am and 5pm Monday to Friday)

Email: engineers@sstaffs.gov.uk


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South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire


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Office Opening Times


08:30 - 17:00



08:45 - 17:00


We are closed on weekends

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