Community flood groups, together with Town and Parish Councils, play an important role in managing flood risk at the community level. They can help gather and report information on flooding, prepare community flood plans and represent/provide advice to members of the community. They can also be crucial in helping to raise additional funding and undertaking regular maintenance.
Also, at the community level, natural flood management groups are working to slow the rate of water runoff and increase the volume of water that the landscape can hold in order to reduce the risk of flooding.
The Highways Agency is responsible for drainage on the M62 motorway in Calderdale.
Water and sewerage companies are responsible for managing the flooding and flood risk from public sewers and water mains across the county. This includes maintaining essential water supply and sewerage services during a flood, and in some instances playing a role in surface water incidents.
Contact Yorkshire Water in the event of flooding from one of their burst water mains or sewers.
(landowner of any kind; be it a homeowner, business owner, community, farmer, developer, authority, tenant with property immediately adjacent to a watercourse)
Riparian owners are responsible for maintaining and clearing debris (even if this is not from their land) from the watercourse or ditch as well as vegetation on the banks, in order to keep these clear and prevent flooding. As a riparian owner you could face legal action if a lack of maintenance of your watercourse causes flooding.