What can I do to prevent the drains and gullies around my house from becoming blocked in autumn and winter?
Leaves and other materials often gather in drains and gullies during autumn and winter because we experience more wind and rain.
This can block or partly block drains and gullies and increase the risk of flooding to your house.
However, you can reduce the risk by clearing drains regularly and making sure they are clear from debris.
It is your responsibility to clear your drains and make sure they work properly.
For more information about how to clear drains and gullies, call our public health and housing team on 028 9027 0428.